Juan Pedro Aguirre

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Juan Pedro Aguirre
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Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata
In office
1 February 1820 – 11 February 1820
Preceded by Juan Martín de Pueyrredón
Personal details
Born Juan Pedro Julián Aguirre y López de Anaya
(1781-10-19)October 19, 1781
Buenos Aires, Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata
Died July 17, 1837(1837-07-17) (aged 55)
Buenos Aires, Argentine Confederation
Nationality Argentine
Profession Soldier

Juan Pedro Julián Aguirre y López de Anaya (October 19, 1781 – July 17, 1837) was an Argentine revolutionary and politician.

Aguirre was born in Buenos Aires. He fought in the wars against the British troops of 1806/07, rising to the rank of Captain. In 1820, he briefly served as interim Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata, and was the last official to hold that title. In 1824, he was minister of economics, and in 1826, he became the first president of the newly established national bank.

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