Upper Peru (Spanish: Alto Perú) was the region in the Viceroyalty of Peru, and after 1776, the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata, comprising the governorships of Potosí, La Paz, Cochabamba, Chiquitos, Moxos and Charcas (since renamed Sucre). It was governed by the Audiencia of Charcas.
Following the Bolivian War of Independence, the region became an independent country and was renamed Bolivia in honour of Simón Bolívar.
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... in Buenos Aires and the viceroy of Peru, José Fernando de Abascal, disapproved of this agreement ... As a consequence of these defeats, Upper Peru returned to royalist control and Belgrano returned to Jujuy ... Warnes and Álvarez de Arenales continued with the resistance in Upper Peru but the first one was killed at El Pari, and the latter obtained victory at La Florida (24 May 1814) and Postrer ...
... On 3 January 1818 the royalsts retreated to Yavi and returned to Upper Peru ... Ramírez Orozco as commander of the Royalist forces in Upper Peru ... himself surrounded, he signed an armistice 14 July and returned to Upper Peru ...
... The Bolivian part 1538 - 1545 Spanish colonize area called Charcas, Upper Peru or Chuquisaca. 3 January 1548 Part of Viceroyalty of Peru. 1559 Real Audiencia of Charcas created to administer Upper Peru ...
... Argentine north for a year, the Army of the North received orders for a third campaign to Upper Peru (present-day Bolivia) ... The objective this time was to occupy all of Upper Peru, closing the door on the royalists and therefore establishing the sovereignty of the United Provinces of the Río de la ... to continued the advance to Lima to try to liberate the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru ...
... Plata) were decisively defeated by Spanish royalist forces in Upper Peru (now Bolivia) ... battle took place on November 29, 1815, and resulted in the loss of Upper Peru for Buenos Aires ... The area was reannexed by the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru ...
Famous quotes containing the words peru and/or upper:
“The idea that nations should love one another, or that business concerns or marketing boards should love one another, or that a man in Portugal should love a man in Peru of whom he has never heardit is absurd, unreal, dangerous.... The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much.”
—E.M. (Edward Morgan)
“All men live in suffering
I know as few can know,
Whether they take the upper road
Or stay content on the low....”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)