Montevideo in History

Historical Events

  • 1807-02-03 A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo in the Battle of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay (Napoleonic Wars)
  • 1832-07-26 HMS Beagle anchors in Montevideo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1833-11-14 Charles Darwin departs by horse to Montevideo

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1833-11-28 Charles Darwin rides through Las Pietras, returning to Montevideo
  • 1930-07-30 Uruguay beats Argentina 4-2 for association football's 1st FIFA World Cup in Montevideo
  • 1980-08-12 Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1925-11-26 Gregorio Alvarez, Uruguayan Dictator, President of Uruguay (1981-85), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)
  • 1927-10-25 Jorge Batlle Ibáñez, Uruguayan politician, President of Uruguay (2000-2005), born in Montevideo (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1935-05-20 José Mujica, President of Uruguay (2010-2015), champion of the poor and former urban guerrilla with the Tupamaros, born in Montevideo

President of Uruguay José Mujica
President of Uruguay
José Mujica
  • 1938-12-03 Jose Serebrier, Montevideo Uruguay, conductor/composer (Star Wagon)
  • 1940-09-03 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist and writer, born in Montevideo

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

1842-03-26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo

Unifier of Italy Giuseppe Garibaldi
Unifier of Italy
Giuseppe Garibaldi