Juan Jose Viamonte
Argentine military personnel
People of the Argentine War of Independence
Supreme Directors of Argentina
Argentine generals Forum
Juan Jose Viamonte Gonzalez was an Argentine general in the early 19th century.
Viamonte was born in Buenos Aires and entered the army in his youth following in his father's footsteps. He fought in the First British Invasion with the rank of lieutenant, and after his participation in the Second Invasion, having distinguished himself in the defense of the Colegio de San Carlos, was promoted to captain.
The following year he took part in the revolution against Supreme Director Carlos Maria de Alvear, and later he was sent to Santa Fe Province to control de advance of the federalists. The day after his arrival governor Francisco Candioti died, which gave Viamonte the opportunity to make the province depend again on Buenos Aires. The following year he was expelled in a rising organized by local caudillos Mariano Vera and Estanislao Lopez, and he was sent to be imprisoned at Artigas encampment.
Biography and history of General Juan Jose Viamonte
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