Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros de la
Torre (1758â€“1829) was a Spanish naval
officer born in Cartagena. He participated in the Battle of
Trafalgar in 1805, and in the Spanish resistance against
Napoleon's invasion in 1808.
Baltasar Hidalgo de Cisneros
In 1809 he was appointed Viceroy
RÃo de la
by the Junta of Seville
replacing Santiago de Liniers
The handover took place at Colonia instead of Buenos Aires, due to
the confusing reports arrived to Europe about Liniers's government.
As viceroy he allowed free trade, and then removed it back by
pressure of traders. Mariano Moreno
pledged for such removal to be checked, and he decided to allow
free trade to remain but only for a limited time.
The news of the fall of the Junta of Seville reached Buenos Aires
on may 1810. With both the king of Spain and the Junta removed of
power, many people thought that Liniers had no legitimacy to
govern, starting the May Revolution
To decide this the city celebrated an open
, that decided to remove him and place a Junta
in government instead. It was
attempted to make Cisneros the president of such Junta, but popular
unrest forced it to be disolved the same day it was formed.
Cisneros resigned and the Primera
took power replacing him.
Shortly after the Revolution, Cisneros was vanished to Spain.
In Spanish unless otherwise noted.