Person - Álvarez de Toledo Dubois, José (1779-1858)

Álvarez de Toledo Dubois, José (1779-1858)




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Álvarez de Toledo Dubois, José (1779-1858)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

La Habana  1779-05-14 - París (Francia)  Paris  1858-04-16


He was a military and a government representative in the Cádiz Cortes (Parliament). He joined the rebels in the Mexican War of Independence, but left them after a disagreement with Xavier Mina (1789-1817). Ferdinand VII (1784-1833) pardoned him and then appointed him as diplomat in Switzerland and Italy. In 1794 he joined the Spanish Naval Academy in Cádiz. In 1801 he was captured by the British Navy in territory that is known as the modern American-Mexican border. Shortly after, he was released and he returned to New Spain. In 1807 he was captured again by the British and a month later, he was released at the Port of Ferrol. In 1808, he became an assistant to the Navy Battalions; in the Battle of Espinosa de los Monteros he was under the command of General Francisco Riquelme (1761-1808). In order not to fall prisoner to the French, he fled towards Falmouth, but shortly after, returned to Cádiz. He was later posted to the Camp of Tarragona and in 1809 he was promoted to Lieutenant. On September 21, 1810 he was elected Government Representative of Santo Domingo to the Cádiz Cortes. In the first session, on September 24, he served as the alternate Representative of the Antillean Island. In July 1811 he moved to North America. In 1815, coordination with Luis de Onís, he sabotaged Xavier Mina's expedition. In 1816 he joined the Mexican rebels in New Orleans. In 1817, he returned to Madrid and in this new period he wrote reports about the North American Government, the Spanish Fort in Louisiana and Spain's relationship with the United States. In 1821, he traveled to Paris and Bayonne, which was already a realist city. In 1823, he moved to Puerto de Santa María and then accompanied King Ferdinand VII to Madrid. In 1847, he was appointed infantry brigadier, but was later discharged. From 1824 to 1831, he held various diplomatic positions in Europe. At that time, he went to Naples to be the Representative of the Interests of the Duchess of Fernandina. In 1834, he recognized Carlos Maria Isidro (1788-1855) as king and represented him in the Court of Naples. In 1849, he recognized Isabel II as Queen (1830-1904) and his employment got restored. In 1850, he was awarded the Cross of San Hermenegildo.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813



Lugar de Defunción:

París (Francia)

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La Habana in 1779-05-14

Lugar de Defunción:

Paris in 1858-04-16


Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. 1, Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1814 [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

García León, José María. Los diputados doceañistas : una aproximación al estudio de los diputados de las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias (1810-1813). José Mª García León. [Cádiz]: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. 2 v. (808 p.). 84-89736-51-0.

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Palafox Portocarrero, María Tomasa (1780-1835)  - Marriage (Esta casado/a con)

Palafox Portocarrero, Cipriano (1784-1839)  - Collateral (Es cuñado/a de)

Picornell Gomila, Juan Bautista (1759-1825)  ( Colabora con )

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