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Juan Ramón Balcarce

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Juan Ramón González de Balcarce
5th Governor Intendant of Buenos Aires Province
In office
July 30, 1818 – November 12, 1818
Preceded byJosé Rondeau
Succeeded byEustaquio Díaz Vélez
7th Governor Intendant of Buenos Aires Province
In office
March 17, 1819 – February 9, 1820
Preceded byEustaquio Díaz Vélez
Succeeded byMatías de Irigoyen
3rd Governor of Buenos Aires Province
In office
March 6, 1820 – March 11, 1820
Preceded byManuel de Sarratea
Succeeded byManuel de Sarratea
14th Governor of Buenos Aires Province
In office
December 17, 1832 – November 4, 1833
Preceded byJuan Manuel de Rosas
Succeeded byJuan José Viamonte
Personal details
BornMarch 16, 1773
DiedNovember 12, 1836 (aged 63)
Concepción del Uruguay
Political partyFederalist
Military service
Allegiance Argentina
Battles/warsBritish invasions of the Río de la Plata

Juan Ramón González de Balcarce (March 16, 1773 – November 12, 1836) was an Argentine military leader and politician.


Juan was the older brother of Antonio González de Balcarce and of Marcos González de Balcarce. He fought against the British in 1807, and in the 1812–1813 military campaign in Upper Peru under General Manuel Belgrano. He was governor of Buenos Aires from 1818 to 1820. Under the government of Juan Manuel de Rosas, he served as the defense minister. In 1832, he was again elected governor of Buenos Aires. On October 11, 1833, the city was filled with announcements of a trial against Rosas. A large number of gauchos and poor people made a demonstration at the gates of the legislature, praising Rosas and demanding the resignation of Balcarce. The troops organized to fight the demonstration mutinied and joined it. The legislature finally gave up the trial, ousted Balcarce and replaced him with Juan José Viamonte. Balcarce was imprisoned and died in exile in Concepción del Uruguay.

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