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NUNEZ, Ignacio, Argentine journalist, born in Buenos Ayres, 30 July, 1793" died there, '22 January, 1846. He studied in his native city, entered the military service in 1806, and in 1810 was a captain, but joined the cause of independence, and served till 1813, when he was appointed chief clerk to the secretary of the constituent congress, he was secretary of war ad interim in Montevideo in 1814, in 1817 secretary of the general congress in Buenos Ayres, and in 1821 assistant secretary of foreign relations. In 1826 he was sent as a commissioner to the Army of the Banda Oriental, and in 1829 he was elected to congress from the province of Buenos Ayres. He founded in 1822 the Literary society of Buenos Ayres and was also president of the Rural society. Nunez was founder and editor of "E1 Argos" in 1821, "El Centinela" and "El National," and a contributor to "La Revista Europea." Being a constant opposer of the tyranny of Rosas, he was imprisoned in 1837, and afterward decided to remove to Montevideo, but was taken sick and died in the port of his native city. He wrote " Noticias historicas, politicas y estadisticas de las provincias del Rio de la Plata" (London, 1842), which also appeared there in English, French, and German translations" "Noticias historicas de la Republica Argentina" ; "Trabajos Literaries "" and " Apuntes Biograficos" (Buenos Ayres, 1857).
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