O'Donojú, Juan

O'Donojú, Juan

(hwän ōthōnōho͞o`), d. 1821, Spanish colonial administrator. He distinguished himself in the army and became captain general of Andalusia. Sent out (1821) as captain general and acting viceroy of New Spain, he found all Mexico, except a few towns, in the control of the revolutionists under IturbideIturbide, Agustín de
, 1783–1824, Mexican revolutionist, emperor of Mexico (1822–23). An officer in the royalist army, he was sympathetic to independence but took no part in the separatist movement led by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, and in fact helped to
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. He signed the Treaty of Córdoba, conceding most of the revolutionary demands, and became a member of the board of regents in Mexico. He died before the treaty was disavowed by Spain.
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