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Person - Jabat Aztal, Juan Gabriel (1782-1825)

Jabat Aztal, Juan Gabriel (1782-1825)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Ochagavía (Navarra, España)  1768-02-08 - La Habana  1825


Marino, diplomat and Spanish minister. The son of José Jabat Salbo and María Josefa de Aztal. He entered the Navy in Cádiz as a Marine Guard in 1783. In America, he served in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. He married María Guadalupe Hernández de Alba, a native of Havana.

During the War of Independence, the Supreme Board sent him to Mexico, together with Francisco de Jáuregui, the viceroy's brother-in-law, to promote the viceroyalty's support for the patriotic cause and demand his submission to the Government of Cádiz. The loyalty of Viceroy Iturrigaray was doubted, so Jabat had secret instructions to remove him.

In 1809, he was appointed extraordinary envoy and plenipotentiary minister in Constantinople. After the war and with the return of King Ferdinand VII, Jabat continued to hold office in Turkey until 1820.

During the beginning of the Liberal Triennium, and with the support of Argüelles, Jabat was appointed Secretary of the Navy, then acting State Secretary and finally of War, all in the same year, 1820.

In 1822, he was appointed ambassador to London. He received the Order of Carlos III and that of Isabel La Católica. Other members of his family also had a diplomatic vocation. Thus, it was his son Rafael Jabat in England, the Netherlands and Turkey and his nephew Ignacio Jabat, who was in charge of business in Denmark and England.

He died in Havana (Cuba) in 1825.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Secretarios de Estado y del despacho

Profession (carried on by):

Navies officers


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Ochagavía (Navarra, España) in 1768-02-08

Lugar de Defunción:

La Habana in 1825





Partida de bautismo en Archivo Histórico Nacional,ESTADO-CARLOS_III,Exp.1760 (f. 52).

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Orden de Carlos III  ( He/She is a member of )

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Orden de Isabel la Católica (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Secretaría de Estado y del Despacho de Estado (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

Secretaría de Estado y del Despacho de Guerra (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

Secretaría de Estado y del Despacho de Marina (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

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Diccionario biográfico RAH


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