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Manuel Máximo Alberti
(28 May 1763 – 31 January 1811) was a priest from Buenos Aires
, when the city was part of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
. He had a curacy at Maldonado, Uruguay
during the British invasions of the Río de la Plata
, and returned to Buenos Aires in time to take part in the May Revolution
of 1810. He was chosen as one of the seven members of the Primera Junta
, which is considered the first national government of Argentina. He supported most of the proposals of Mariano Moreno
and worked at the Gazeta de Buenos Ayres
newspaper. The internal disputes of the Junta had a negative effect on his health, and he died of a heart attack in 1811.
Manuel Alberti was born in Buenos Aires on 28 May 1763 to Antonio Alberti and Juana Agustina Marín. He was baptized on the following 1 June at the Concepción parish; his godparents were Juan Javier Dogan and Isabel de Soria y Santa Cruz. He had three brothers, Isidoro, Manuel Silvestre and Félix, and three sisters, Casimira, Juana María and María Clotilde. The Alberti family became benefactor of the House of Spiritual Works of Buenos Aires by donating them a land plot so it could move its headquarters.
Monumental Tower, a clock tower, iconic of the Retiro neighbourhood. It is situated in the Plaza Fuerza Aérea Argentina. It was originally called Tower of the English, but it was renamed after the Falklands War in 1982. The Central Station can be seen in the background.
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is one of the neighbourhoods
of the city of Buenos Aires
, sharing most of the city and national government structure with neighboring Montserrat
and home to much of Buenos Aires' financial sector. It's seldom referred to as San Nicolás
, but usually as El Centro
("City Centre"), and the part east of the 9 de Julio Avenue
is known as Microcentro
The limits of the neighbourhood are the Córdoba, Callao, Rivadavia, La Rábida Norte and Eduardo Madero Avenues. The district is home to 33,305 inhabitants.
Incorporating most of the Buenos Aires Central Business District, San Nicolás is home to the headquarters of numerous leading Argentine firms, including Aerolíneas Argentinas, the National Bank, Banco Macro, Bank of the City of Buenos Aires, etc. It is also the location of much of the Florida Street retail district, the important Galerías Pacífico shopping arcade, Luna Park Arena, and the Corrientes Avenue cinema and theater district.
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- Almagro and Boedo
- Flores and Parque Chacabuco
- Villa Soldati, Villa Lugano, and Villa Riachuelo
- Parque Avellaneda, Mataderos, and Liniers
- Villa Luro, Vélez Sársfield, Floresta, Monte Castro, Villa Real, and Versalles
- Villa Devoto, Villa del Parque, Villa Santa Rita, and Villa General Mitre
- Villa Pueyrredón, Villa Urquiza, Coghlan, and Saavedra
- Núñez, Belgrano, and Colegiales
- Villa Ortúzar, Chacarita, Villa Crespo, La Paternal, Agronomía and Parque Chas
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