José Benito Silverio Monterroso Bermúdez (Montevideo 1780-1838) was a Roman Catholic priest from the Banda Oriental, the pre-independence name of Uruguay.
He was ordained in the Franciscan Order and later became lecturer in Philosophy and Theology at the University of Córdoba.
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He was a notable patriot during the fight for freedom in colonial times. He was decisive in the development of Artiguism, the thought of José Gervasio Artigas.
Monterroso was the eldest of six. His sister Ana married Juan Antonio Lavalleja, leader of the Thirty-Three Orientals.