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Gabriel de Aviles y del Fierro

Gabriel de Aviles Iturbide y del Fierro, 2nd Marquis of Aviles was a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator in America. He was governor of Chile, viceroy of Rio de la Plata, and viceroy of Peru.

Gabriel de Aviles was born in Vic in the province of Barcelona, the son of Jose de Aviles, 1st Marquis of Aviles, intendente of Aragon and Valencia, and of Carmen del Fierro. He entered the military at a young age. He was sent to Chile as a cavalry instructor in 1768. After two years at Arauco, he was sent to Peru as subinspector general of the army. He married Mercedes del Risco y Ciudad, a Peruvian woman with a reputation for such kindness that she is known to history as la santa virreina.

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