Joaquín del Pino

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Joaquín del Pino
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Viceroy of Río de la Plata
In office
May 20, 1801 – April 11, 1804
Monarch Charles IV
Prime Minister Manuel de Godoy
Preceded by The Marquis of Avilés
Succeeded by The Marquis of Sobremonte
Royal Governor of Chile
In office
February 1, 1799 – March 31, 1801
Monarch Charles IV
Prime Minister Count of Floridablanca
Preceded by The Marquis of Avilés
Succeeded by José de Santiago Concha
Royal Governor of Montevideo
In office
February 1, 1799 – March 31, 1801
Monarch Charles IV
Prime Minister Count of Floridablanca
Preceded by José de Rezabal
Succeeded by Joaquín del Pino
Personal details
Born January 20, 1729
Baena, Spain
Died April 11, 1804(1804-04-11) (aged 75)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spouse(s) María Ignacia Ramery Echarry (1763–1780) and Rafaela Francisca de Vera Mujica y López Pintado (1783–1804)
Profession Marshal

Joaquín del Pino Sánchez de Rojas Romero y Negrete (January 20, 1729 – April 11, 1804), was a Spanish military engineer and politician, who held various positions in the South American colonial administration.

Early life

At the age of 18, he became a cadet in the regiment fixed Oran. Being already a sub-official, he studied mathematics and in February 1752 he moved to the Corps of Engineers. That same year he collaborated with Ampurdán mapping to perform fortifications and roads. In 1753, he was commissioned to supervision of the fortifications of the castle of Montjuic in Barcelona.

Even when working there in 1760 was promoted to captain in 1762, before the suspension of work was aimed at repairing the shore batteries of Castile in the war with Portugal. The following year he married Maria Ignacia Rameri, from San Sebastian. In 1769, he returned to be used for cartographic work, collaborating with the French in the lifting of military maps of Aldudes, between Navarre and France. Promoted to lieutenant colonel the following year was sent to Montevideo at the request of viceroy Juan José de Vértiz y Salcedo in 1771 to repair the ramparts of the citadel. He remained in South America until his death.