Arredondo, Joaquin De
ARREDONDO, JOAQUÍN DE (1768–1837). Joaquín de Arredondo, military commandant, son of Nicolás de Arredondo y Palegrí and Josefa Roso de Mioño, was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1768. His father became a governor of Cuba and a viceroy of Buenos Aires. He entered the Royal Spanish Guards as a cadet in 1787, was commissioned probably by the end of the eighteenth century for service in New Spain, and in 1810 was promoted to colonel and given the command of the infantry regiment of Veracruz.