Bucareli y Ursúa, Francisco de Paula (?–1770)

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Bucareli y Ursúa, Francisco de Paula (?–1770)

Francisco de Paula Bucareli y Ursúa (d. after 1770), governor of Buenos Aires (1766–1770), brother of Antonio María Bucareli, viceroy of New Spain. Bucareli, probably born in Seville, Spain, was a career army officer imbued with the ideas of the Spanish version of the Enlightenment. In 1776 he assumed the post of governor of Buenos Aires, where he immediately became involved in expelling the Portuguese from Rio Grande do Sul in May of 1767. In the same year he directed the expulsion of 345 Jesuits from the twelve colleges, residences, and missions of the Río de la Plata. As a result, over fifty estates with thousands of head of cattle, slaves, and real estate were auctioned and sold. In 1770 Bucareli ousted English settlers from Port Egmond in the Falkland Islands, reclaiming the islands for Spain. Soon afterward he returned to Spain, where he died.

See alsoRío de la Plata .


Additional Bibliography

Alterach, Miguel Angel. La expulsión de los jesuitas: Misión Bucareli y Ursúa y "Memoria histórica" de Doblas para Felix de Azara. Buenos Aires: s.nn, 2000.

                                       Nicholas P. Cushner

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