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Manuel de Amat y Juniet

Manuel de Amat y de Junyent, in Catalan '''Manuel d'Amat i de Junyent''' (March 1707, Vacarisses (near Barcelona), Spain,— February 14, 1782, Barcelona) was a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator. He was governor of Chile from December 28, 1755 to September 9, 1761, and viceroy of Peru from October 12, 1761 to July 17,1776.

Origins and military career

Felipe Manuel Cayetano de Amat y de Junyent was born in March of 1707 into an aristocratic Catalan family. His father was Jose de Amat y de Planella, marquis de Castellbell, and his mother was Mariana de Junyent y de Vergos, ...

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