Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Gregorio Aráoz de la Madrid

Comandante General Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid (or "de La Madrid"; 1795 in San Miguel de Tucumán – 1857 in Buenos Aires) was an Argentine military officer and, briefly, governor of several provinces like Córdoba, Mendoza and his native province of Tucumán.

Lamadrid fought beside General Belgrano and General San Martín during the Argentine War of Independence, as a prominent cavalry officer of the Army of the North, where he won a number of famous small actions such as Tambo Nuevo in 1813 and Culpina in 1816; as a general commanding Unitarian forces in the civil wars which followed, Lamadrid fought alongside General José María Paz in the battles of La Tablada, San Roque, and Oncativo.

Like many other nineteenth century Argentines prominent in public life, Lamadrid was a freemason.[1]

Lamadrid's body is buried in the Cathedral of San Miguel de Tucumán.

The football club Club Atlético General Lamadrid of the Metropolitan 4th Division are named in his honour.


  1. ^ The list includes Juan Bautista Alberdi, Manuel Alberti, Carlos María de Alvear, Miguel de Azcuénaga, Antonio González de Balcarce, Manuel Belgrano, Antonio Luis Beruti, Juan José Castelli, Domingo French, Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid, Francisco Narciso de Laprida , Juan Larrea, Juan Lavalle, Vicente López y Planes, Bartolomé Mitre, Mariano Moreno, Juan José Paso, Carlos Pellegrini, Gervasio Antonio de Posadas, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, and Justo José de Urquiza. José de San Martín is known to have been a member of the Lautaro Lodge; but whether the lodge was truly masonic has been debated: Denslow, William R. (1957). 10,000 Famous Freemasons. 1–4. Richmond, VA: Macoy Publishing & Masonic Supply Co Inc.

External links[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
José María Paz
Governor of Córdoba
1831 - 1831
Succeeded by
Mariano Fragueiro
Preceded by
José Francisco Álvarez
Governor of Mendoza
1841 - 1841
Succeeded by
Manuel López