Ignacio Alvarez Thomas
Argentine military personnel
People of the Argentine War of Independence
Supreme Directors of Argentina
Argentine diplomats Forum
Jose Ignacio Alvarez Thomas was a South American military commander and politician of the early 19th century.
Alvarez Thomas was born in Arequipa, Peru, and his family lived for some time in Lima. When his father, who was in Spanish service, was called back to Madrid in 1797, they travelled via Buenos Aires. The family stayed there while his father continued the voyage alone, and Alvarez joined the army in 1799. Subsequently, he got heavily involved in the independence war in Argentina.
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