Laprida, Francisco Narciso de (1786–1829)

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Laprida, Francisco Narciso de (1786–1829)

Francisco Narciso de Laprida (b. 28 October 1786; d. 28 September 1829), Argentine patriot. Born in San Juan and educated in Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile, Laprida returned to his native city in 1811 to practice law and participate in local politics. He was president of the Congress of Tucumán when, on 9 July 1816, it adopted the Argentine declaration of independence.

Laprida served briefly as acting governor of San Juan in 1818. As a liberal professional and eager to promote progressive innovations, he collaborated from 1822 to 1824 with the radical reformist government of Salvador María del Carril in his home province and then with the abortive national government of Bernardino Rivadavia and his Unitarist party. He was vice president of the Constituent Congress that issued the centralist 1826 Constitution. In the civil strife that followed adoption of the Constitution, he was a committed Unitarist. Laprida was killed by victorious Federalists in the immediate aftermath of the battle of Pilar, in Mendoza province.

See alsoRivadavia, Bernardino .


Emilio Maurín Navarro, "Dr. Francisco Narciso de Laprida," in his Precursores cuyanos de la independencia de América y patriotas sanjuaninos de la hora inicial (1968).

José F. Sivori, Francisco Narciso de Laprida (1971).

Additional Bibliography

Halperin Donghi, Tulio. Revolución y guerra: Formación de una elite dirigente en la Argentina criolla. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI Editores Argentina, 2002.

Herrero, Fabián, and Klaus Gallo. Revolución, política e ideas en el Río de la Plata durante la década de 1810. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Cooperativas, 2004.

Szuchman, Mark D., and Jonathan C. Brown, eds. Revolution and Restoration: The Rearrangement of Power in Argentina, 1776–1860. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1994.

                                       David Bushnell