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Agustin de Jauregui

Agustin de Jauregui y Aldecoa (Lecaroz, Navarre, Spain, May 7, 1711 (some sources say 1708) - Lima, Peru, April 29, 1784) was a Spanish politician and soldier who served as governor of Chile (1772-80) and viceroy of Peru (1780-84).

Military background

At the age of 25 he entered the military, serving at Cartagena de Indias (now in Colombia) during the British siege in 1740. He rose to the rank of lieutenant general, and became a knight of the Order of Santiago.

Before his appointment as governor of Chile, he also served in Honduras, Puerto Rico and Cuba. In 1772, while ...

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