Antonio María Bucareli y Ursúa

Bucareli y Ursúa, Antonio María (äntōˈnyō märēˈä bōkärāˈlē ē ōrsōˈä) [key], 1717–79, Spanish colonial administrator. He served in the Spanish army and as governor of Cuba before becoming (1771) viceroy of New Spain (Mexico). His enlightened administration, which lasted until his death, brought peace and prosperity as well as many reforms, and Bucareli was widely popular.

See B. E. Bobb, The Viceregency of Antonio María Bucareli in New Spain, 1771–1779 (1962).

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