Republic of Entre Ríos

The Republic of Entre Ríos was a short-lived republic in South America in the early nineteenth century.[1] Comprising approximately 166,980 km2 (64,470 sq mi)[2] of what are today the Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes,[3] the country was founded in 1820 by the caudillo General Francisco Ramírez (who styled himself jefe supremo, supreme chief)[4] and lasted only one year.[5] On September 28, 1821, Lucio Norberto Mansilla was elected Governor of the Province of Entre Rios, and the Republic was subsequently dissolved.

Republic of Entre Ríos
Flag of Entre Ríos
Seal of Entre Ríos
Republic of Entre Ríos (modern-day Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes)
Republic of Entre Ríos (modern-day Argentine provinces of Entre Ríos and Corrientes)
StatusUnrecognized state
CapitalConcepción del Uruguay
Jefe supremo 
• Established
September 29 1820
• Ramírez assassinated
July 10 1821
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Liga Federal
United Provinces of South America
Today part ofArgentina

In spite of the "Republic" in its title, Ramirez never really intended to declare an independent Entre Rios. Rather, he was making a political statement in opposition to the monarchist and centralist ideas that back then permeated Buenos Aires' politics.[citation needed]

See also



  1. ^ Lynch, John (1992). Caudillos in Spanish America, 1800-1850. Oxford University Press. p. 41. ISBN 0-19-821135-X.
  2. ^ Macgregor, John (1847). The Progress of America, from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846. Whittaker and Co. pp. 1020.
  3. ^ Robertson, James Alexander (1918). The Hispanic American Historical Review. Hispanic American Review. p. 387.
  4. ^ Tenenbaum, Barbara A. (1996). Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. Prentice Hall International. pp. 533. ISBN 0-684-19754-5.
  5. ^ Criscenti, Joseph T. (1993). Sarmiento and His Argentina. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 98. ISBN 1-55587-351-0.

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