José Joaquín de Arrillaga

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José Joaquín de Arrillaga
Governor of Las Californias
In office
Preceded by José Antonio Roméu
Succeeded by Diego de Borica
In office
Preceded by Pere d'Alberní i Teixidor
Succeeded by (none)
Governor of Alta California
In office
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by José Darío Argüello
Personal details
Born 1750
Aia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Died 1814
Profession Soldier

José Joaquín de Arrillaga was an officer of Basque origin[1] born in Aia, Spain, who went on to become interim governor of Las Californias from 1792 to 1794, governor of Las Californias from 1800 to 1804 and governor of Alta California from 1804 to 1814.


José Joaquín de Arrillaga died at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad on July 25, 1813 and was buried there.[2] He is the only Spanish governor to be buried in California.[2]

The gravesite of José Joaquín De Arrillaga at Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, also known as the Soledad Mission.

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  1. ^ Douglass, William A.; Douglass, Bilbao, J. (1975(2005)). Amerikanuak: Basques in the New World. Reno, NV: University of Nevada Press. p. 192. ISBN 0-87417-625-5. Retrieved 16 February 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "California Under Spanish Rule". Retrieved 2010-04-28.