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Juan Ramon Balcarce


Juan Ramon Gonzalez de Balcarce was an Argentine military leader and politician.

Juan was the older brother of Antonio Gonzalez de Balcarce and of Marcos Gonzalez de Balcarce. He fought against the British in 1807, and in the 1812 military campaign in Peru under General Manuel Belgrano. He was governor of Buenos Aires from 1818 to 1820. Under the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas, he served as the defense minister. In 1828 In 1832, he was again elected governor of Buenos Aires, a post he occupied until 1835, when he was ousted by de Rosas. Balcarce was imprisoned and died in exile in Concepcion del Uruguay.

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