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Person - O'Daly de la Puente, Demetrio (1780-1860)

O'Daly de la Puente, Demetrio (1780-1860)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

O'Daly de la Puente, Demetrio (1780-1860)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

San Juan (Puerto Rico)  1780-01-26 - Madrid (España)  1860-10-24

History:

Field Marshal and deputy.

He moved when he was very young to Sevilla and further on he got a job as a cadet in the Infantry Regiment in Burgos. He rose through the ranks as he fought against the French soldiers in the War of Roussillon, he interveened in the Battle of Waterloo and he served in Ceuta, Cádiz, Gibraltar and Portugal. In the Peninsular War he fought in Bailén, Aragón, Tarancón, in the Battle of Uclés, in Andalucía and he lost in Ocaña.

He was accused of conspiracy in 1819 and was imprisoned in Cádiz until Riego's uprising (1820), where he is promoted to Field Marshal and General Commander of Campo de Gibraltar. Vice President of the Cortes, he was awarded the Laureate Cross of Saint Ferdinand and the one of Saint Hermenegildo; he was the General Commander of Huelva and General Captain of Castilla la Nueva. When Ferdinand VII returned and with him absolutism, he has to find refuge in Antilles, and further on in Bordeaux (France). His family and he lived there until they were able to return to Spain in 1834, becoming military Governor of Cartagena and Field Marshal. During his time as deputy for Puerto Rico, he defended the commercial interest of the Creoles in the Cortes and was in favour of granting the island of Puerto Rico the condition of being a Spanish province.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823

 

Places

Burdeos (Gironda, Francia)  Obs.:  Exilio

otros:

Archipiélago de las Antillas  Obs.:  exiliado en

Lugar de Nacimiento:

San Juan (Puerto Rico) in 1780-01-26

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1860-10-24

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