Agustín de Jáuregui

Agustín de Jáuregui

Viceroy of Peru
In office
July 20, 1780 – April 29, 1784
MonarchCharles III
Prime MinisterThe Count of Aranda
Preceded byManuel de Guirior
Succeeded byTeodoro de Croix
Royal Governor of Chile
In office
March 6, 1772 – July 6, 1780
MonarchCharles III
Prime MinisterThe Count of Aranda
Preceded byFrancisco Javier de Morales
Succeeded byTomás Álvarez
Personal details
Born(1711-05-17)17 May 1711
Lecároz, Navarre, Spain
Died29 April 1784(1784-04-29) (aged 72)
Lima, Peru
Spouse(s)María Josefa Aróstegui
ProfessionField Marshal

Agustín de Jáuregui y Aldecoa (May 17, 1711 (some sources say 1708) – April 29, 1784) was a Spanish politician and soldier who served as governor of Chile (1772–80) and viceroy of Peru (1780–84).

Early life

Jáuregui was born in Lecároz, the son of Matías de Jáuregui and of his wife, Juana María de Aldecoa.[1]

At the age of 25 he entered the military, serving at Cartagena de Indias (now in Colombia) during the British siege in 1740. He rose to the rank of lieutenant general, and became a knight of the Order of Santiago.

Before his appointment as governor of Chile, he also served in Honduras, Puerto Rico and Cuba. In 1772, while resident in Spain, he was named governor by authority of King Charles III. In October of that year he embarked for Peru with his son Tomás. His wife, a native of Havana whom he had married there, remained in Spain.