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Jose Antonio Manso de Velasco


Jose Antonio Manso de Velasco y Sanchez de Samaniego, conde de Superunda was a Spanish soldier and politician who served as governor of Chile and viceroy of Peru.

Governor of Chile

Manso de Velasco served as governor of Chile from November 1737 to June 1744, during which time he stood out for his numerous projects. His tenure saw the construction of the first public food market in Santiago, irrigation canals on the Maipo River as well as breakwaters on the Mapocho River, the rebuilding of Valdivia (destroyed by an earthquake), and the celebration of an armistice with the indigenous Mapuche ...

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