Francisco Solano Antuña

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Francisco Solano Antuña (* 1793 in Montevideo ; † October 5, 1858 ) was a Uruguayan politician .

At the age of 14, Antuña took part in the defense of Montevideo against the British troops in 1807. A bullet broke his leg. In 1814 he was a cost officer in the administration, and for the following year he was reported to have worked as a tax officer. Antuña then worked as a secretary in the Cabildo . In this capacity, he signed an agreement made in 1819 with the Barón de la Laguna regarding the drawing of new border lines. In 1827 he worked as an editor for the El Eco Oriental newspaper, which appeared in Canelones . From 1829 to 1833 he was Oficial Mayor in the Ministry of Finance. Antuña was a representative of the Montevideo Department of the Asamblea Constituyente y Legislativa del Estado Oriental (1828-1830) , the first constituent assembly of Uruguay. In 1834 he graduated from the Universidad de Buenos Aires with a law degree . From 1836 to 1838 he worked as a public prosecutor. In 1852 he was an elected member of the court (Tribunal de Justicia). In the 6th legislative period he held from February 6, 1852 to July 15, 1853 a senatorial office for the Department of San José . In 1852 he was second vice-president, in the following year first vice-president of the Cámara de Senadores . In 1853 he also held the presidency of the Senate . He was government minister under the provisional governor ( Gobernador provisorio ) of Montevideo Luis Lamas .

Antuña was part of the Los Blancos camp . In the Montevidean Barrio Punta Carretas a street is named after him.

Individual evidence

  1. Revista histórica de la Universidad, Volume 1 , p. 358 (Spanish), accessed on January 19, 2014
  2. Vilardebó, 1803-1857: primer médico uruguayo , p. 88 by Fernando Mañé Garzón (Spanish), accessed on January 19, 2014
  3. Revista Histórica de la Universidad: Apuntaciones biográficas - Francisco S. Antuña (Spanish) at, accessed on January 19, 2014
  4. List of Uruguayan parliamentarians from 1830 to 2005 on ( Memento of the original from October 29, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 7.8 MB), accessed on January 19, 2014  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. Revista Histórica de la Universidad: Apuntaciones biográficas - Francisco S. Antuña (Spanish) at, accessed on January 19, 2014
  6. Historia uruguaya: Apogeo y crisis del pastoril y caudillesco , p. 51 (Spanish), accessed on January 19, 2014
  7. Punta Carretas - Municipios B y CH ( Memento of August 8, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) at, accessed on January 19, 2014