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Juan Ramón González de Balcarce
|5th Governor Intendant of Buenos Aires Province|
July 30, 1818 – November 12, 1818
|Preceded by||José Rondeau|
|Succeeded by||Eustaquio Díaz Vélez|
|7th Governor Intendant of Buenos Aires Province|
March 17, 1819 – February 9, 1820
|Preceded by||Eustaquio Díaz Vélez|
|Succeeded by||Matías de Irigoyen|
|3rd Governor of Buenos Aires Province|
March 6, 1820 – March 11, 1820
|Preceded by||Manuel de Sarratea|
|Succeeded by||Manuel de Sarratea|
|14th Governor of Buenos Aires Province|
December 17, 1832 – November 4, 1833
|Preceded by||Juan Manuel de Rosas|
|Succeeded by||Juan José Viamonte|
|Born||March 16, 1773|
|Died||November 12, 1836 (aged 63)|
Concepción del Uruguay
|Battles/wars||British 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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