Nicolás Antonio de Arredondo
Before entering politics Arrendondo fought in wars on Italy, where he earned military prestige. He was sent to America and took political roles in Cuba. Afterwards, he was designed as governor in La Plata, modern Bolivia. In 1789 he was designated as viceroy of the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, after the departure of Nicolás del Campo. As viceroy, he improved the layout of the streets of Buenos Aires and fortified the city of Montevideo. He created local councils and police corps, gave a boost to animal husbandry, mediated between the conflicts of business people and ranchers, and fought against contraband. He resigned in 1795 and returned to Spain, remaining in politics until his death.
Nicolás del Campo
|Viceroy of the Río de la Plata
Pedro Melo de Portugal y Villena