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Mariano Moreno

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Ethnic origin: White

Biographical details

Born in Buenos Aires in 1778, he was a radical Unitarian, lawyer, and editor of La Gaceta de Buenos Aires. He left the governing junta in December 1810 in protest at the inclusion of conservatives. He was sent to England as a diplomat, but died during the voyage in March 1811. (Lynch, xix)

He was influenced by Rousseau and translated The Social Contract. (Lynch, ed., 31)

He established the National Library, Buenos Aires, based on Malziel's collection of books. (Coaster, 43)

He was a mason. (Racine, 538)

He read and studied Voltaire, Rousseau, Raynal, Locke, Filangieri and others in Córdoba University. (Chiaramonte, 358)

Franco highlights his enlightened approach towards democracy and race and states that he was particularly influenced by Rousseau. (Franco, 19)

Life Events

Born 1778
Other 1810He left the governing junta of Buenos Aires in December 1810.
Died 1811He died during a voyage to England in March 1811.


Lynch, John, (1986), The Spanish American Revolutions 1808-1826

Lynch, John, (1994), Latin American Revolutions

Coester, Alfred, (1919), The Literary History of Spanish America

Werner, Michael S., (1997), Encyclopedia of Mexico

Halperín-Donghi, Tulio, (1972), Historia argentina, de la conquista a la independencia

R.O. Jones, (1973), Spanish American Literature Since Independence


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