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Jose Antonio Cabrera


Jose Antonio Cabrera y Cabrera was an Argentine statesman and lawyer. He was a deputy to the Congress of Tucuman which on 9 July 1816 declared the Independence of Argentina.

Cabrera was born in Cordoba to an important local family.

He was educated at the Monserrat School and graduated in law at the University of San Carlos, both in Cordoba.

Cabrera y Cabrera was active in the revolutionary cause and became the city's head of government (alcalde) in 1811 on the first vote.

He was elected to represent Cordoba in the Tucuman Congress and served for the declaration in 1816. Along with his Cordoba colleagues, he was one of the few federalists in the Congress, speaking for a system of strong autonomous provinces [*]. He was a supporter of the federalist Jose Gervasio Artigas and, along with Eduardo Perez Bulnes, declined to follow the Congress to Buenos Aires, continuing to support Artigas' cause from Cordoba.

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Profile by the House of Tucuman

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