Jose Antonio Errazuriz
Jose Antonio de Errazuriz y Madariaga was a Chilean priest and political figure. He served as President of the Senate of Chile in 1814. Jose Antonio Errazuriz was of Basque descent.
Errazuriz was born in Santiago, the son of Francisco Javier de Errazuriz y Larrain and of Maria Loreto de Madariaga. He became a lawyer on April 18, 1768 and was later ordained as a priest in 1770. After the death of Bishop Jose Martinez de Aldunate, he was named capitular vicar (apostolic caretaker) of the Santiago diocese, position he held until his death. As such, he actively participated in the independence movement in Chile.
On March, 1814, he was elected President of the Consultive Senate of Chile, and remained as such until the closing of the sessions on July, 1814, when the Spanish "reconquista" dissolved the domestic institutions. He died in the city of Santiago on 1821, at the age of 74. He was uncle of President Fernando Errazuriz.
Genealogical chart of Errazuriz family
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