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Juan Martin de Pueyrredon

'''Juan Martin de Pueyrredon y O'Dogan''' was an Argentine general and politician of the early 19th century.

Pueyrredon was born in Buenos Aires, where he was educated at the Royal College, which he left in 1791 to assume the responsibilities for the family business after his father's death. In 1795, he went to Cadiz, Spain, and spent the following years travelling through Spain and France.

When the British occupied Buenos Aires in 1806, Pueyrredon fled to the countryside and rallied a volunteer force which eventually recaptured the city. In 1807 he was sent as representative of Buenos Aires to Spain again, but returned in 1809 via Brazil to Buenos Aires, where he subsequently participated in the independentist movement. After the May Revolution of 1810, which gave birth to the first local government junta, he was appointed governor of Cordoba, and in 1812 he became the leader of the independent forces and a member of the short-lived First Triumvirate. From 1812 to 1815, he was exiled in San Luis.

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