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Comandante General Gregorio Aráoz de Lamadrid (or "de La Madrid"; born in San Miguel de Tucumánmarker in 1795, died in Buenos Airesmarker in 1857) was an Argentinemarker military leader and, briefly, governor of several provinces like Córdoba, Mendoza and his native province of Tucumánmarker.

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. 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.

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.

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