Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
The Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata (Spanish: Virreinato del Río de la Plata) was the last and most short-lived Viceroyalty of the Spanish Empire in the Americas.The Viceroyalty was established...
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Buenos Aires Cabildo
The Buenos Aires Cabildo (Spanish: Cabildo de Buenos Aires) is the public building in Buenos Aires that was used as seat of the ayuntamiento during the colonial times and the government house of t...
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1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands
On 2 April 1982, Argentine forces launched the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), beginning the Falklands War.The Argentines mounted amphibious landings, with the invasion...
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British invasions of the Río de la Plata
The British invasions of the Río de la Plata were a series of unsuccessful British attempts to seize control of the Spanish colonies located around the La Plata Basin in South America (today part of A...
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Republic of Entre Ríos
The Republic of Entre Ríos was a short-lived republic in South America in the early nineteenth century. Comprising approximately 166,980 km (64,470 sq mi) of what are today the Argentin...
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Spanish colonial real
The silver real (Spanish: real de plata) was the currency of the Spanish colonies in America and the Philippines. In the seventeenth century the silver real was established at two billon reals (re...
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Pedro de Mendoza
Pedro de Mendoza y Luján (c. 1487 – June 23, 1537) was a Spanish conquistador, soldier and explorer, and the first adelantado of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata.
Pedro de Mendoza, also know...
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Mutiny of Álzaga
The Mutiny of Álzaga (Spanish: Asonada de Álzaga) was an ill-fated attempt to remove Santiago de Liniers as viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata. It took place on January 1, 1809, and...
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Telégrafo Mercantil
The "Telégrafo Mercantil, Rural, Político, Económico e Historiográfico del Río de la Plata" (in Spanish, "Merchant, rural, political, economic and historiographic telegraph of the Río de la Plata") wa...
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History of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
The history of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is relatively recent. When European explorers found the islands, they were uninhabited, and their hostile climate, mountainous terrain, and ...
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Governorate of the Río de la Plata
The Governorate of the Río de la Plata (1549−1776) (Spanish: Gobernación del Río de la Plata) was one of the governorates of the Spanish Empire. It was created in 1549 by Spain in the area around ...
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Carlotism
Carlotism was a political movement that took place in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata between 1808 and 1812; it intended to make Carlota Joaquina, Infanta of Spain and Queen Consort of Portugal...
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Occupation of the Falkland Islands
The occupation of the Falkland Islands and of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Spanish: Gobernación Militar de las Islas Malvinas, Georgias del Sur y Sandwich del Sur "Military Admini...
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Montevideo Cabildo
The Montevideo Cabildo (Spanish language: Cabildo de Montevideo) is the public building in Montevideo that was used as the government house during the colonial times of the Viceroyalty of the River Pl...
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List of Governors in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
Governors in the various Provinces of the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata.In addition to governors, the following list (under construction) intends to give an overview of colonial units of that echelon...
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Council of the Indies
The Council of the Indies; officially, the Royal and Supreme Council of the Indies (Spanish: Real y Supremo Consejo de Indias, [reˈal i suˈpɾemo konˈsexo ðe las ˈindjas]), was the most import...
Banda Oriental
Banda Oriental, or more fully Banda Oriental del Uruguay (Eastern Bank [of the River Uruguay]), was the name of the South American territories east of the Uruguay River and north of Río de la Plata, c...
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Regiment of Patricians
The 1st Infantry Regiment "Los Patricios" (Regimiento de Infantería 1 "Los Patricios") is the oldest and one of the most prestigious regiments of the Argentine Army. The title is often shortened to th...
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State of Buenos Aires
The State of Buenos Aires (Estado de Buenos Ayres) was a secessionist republic resulting from the overthrow of the Argentine Confederation government in the Province of Buenos Aires on Sep...
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Retroversion of the sovereignty to the people
The Retroversion of the sovereignty to the people, which challenged the legitimacy of the colonial authorities, was the principle underlying the Spanish American Independence processes. Thus, in both ...
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Dissolution of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
The dissolution of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata was the independence and breaking up of the Spanish colony in South America. Most of the viceroyalty is now part of Argentina, and other regio...
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Re-establishment of British rule on the Falkland Islands
In December 1832, two naval vessels were sent by the United Kingdom to re-assert British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Spanish: Islas Malvinas), after the United Provinces of the Río de l...
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Upper Peru
Upper Peru (Spanish: Alto Perú) was the region in the Viceroyalty of Peru, and after 1776, the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, comprising the governorships of Potosí, La Paz, Cochabamba, Chiq...
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Cuyo Province
The Province of Cuyo was a historical Province of Argentina. Created on 14 November 1813 by a decree issued by the Second Triumvirate, it had its capital on Mendoza, and was composed by the territorie...
Royal Audiencia of Buenos Aires
The Real Audiencia de Buenos Aires, were two audiencias, or highest courts, of the Spanish crown, which resided in Buenos Aires. The authority of the first extended to the territory of the Governorate...
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Viceroyalty of Peru
The Viceroyalty of Peru (Spanish: Virreinato del Perú) was a Spanish colonial administrative district, created in 1542, that originally contained most of Spanish-ruled South America, governed from...
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Commerce Consulate of Buenos Aires
The Commerce Consulate of Buenos Aires was one of the most important institutions of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, along with the viceroy, the Cabildo and the religious ones. The Consulate w...
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Chuquisaca Revolution
The Chuquisaca Revolution was a popular uprising on 25 May 1809 against the governor and intendant of Chuquisaca (today Sucre), Ramón García León de Pizarro. The Real Audiencia of Charcas, with suppor...
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