Antonio de Guill y Gonzaga
|Antonio de Guill y Gonzaga|
|Royal Governor of Panama|
June 25, 1758 – October 13, 1761
|Preceded by||Manuel de Montiano|
|Succeeded by||José Roan|
|Royal Governor of Chile|
October 3, 1762 – August 24, 1768
|Preceded by||Félix de Berroeta|
|Succeeded by||Juan de Balmaseda|
|Died||August 24, 1768
Governor Guill y Gonzaga celebrated the "Parliament of Nacimiento" with the Mapuches in 1764, where he tried to impose his scheme to make them live in towns. This provoked the Mapuche Uprising of 1766 under the command of the toqui Curiñancu, which lasted until Agustín de Jáuregui made a peace in 1774.
In addition he was ordered to carry out the expulsion of the Jesuits on August 27, 1767 from Chile.
During his government, he declared Talcahuano as a “Port of registry". In 1765 he founded the Villa San Luis Gonzaga de Rere and Tucapel Nuevo, the following year San Carlos de Yumbel was founded, all of them in the region of Concepcion. On Chiloé, San Carlos de Chonchi was founded in 1767 and San Carlos de Ancud in 1768.
He died in Santiago on August 24, 1768. He was succeaded by Juan de Balmaseda y Censano Beltrán as the interim governor.
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Manuel de Montiano
|Royal Governor of Panama
Félix de Berroeta
|Royal Governor of Chile
Juan de Balmaseda