Person - Arco-Agüero, Felipe (1787-1821)

Arco-Agüero, Felipe (1787-1821)




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Fechas de existencia:

Villaverde de Pontones (Ribamontán al Monte, Cantabria, España)  1787-02-20 - Badajoz (provincia)  1821-09-13


Lieutenant and field marshal. Son of the colonel, Bernardo Arco-Aguero and María de Yalif, belonging to a small Cantabrian nobility family on his father side. He studied in Alcalá de Henares where he spent his life until 1806.

He entered the army as a cadet of the Royal Spanish Guards, and then in the engineer department. During the War of Independence he became captain in the Battle of Bailén and lieutenant in the battle of Medellín, where he obtained the title of field marshal. He was also appointed military governor of Sanlúcar de Barameda. He received the Cruz of San Fernando and he also took part in the conspiracy event that led to the restoration of the Constitution. The Patriotic Society of Santander appointed him president and La Fontana and the Patriotic Society of Lovers of the Constitutional Order declared him a worthy partner. He died in the course of a hunt because his horse ran out of control. In 1824 his body was desecrated and thrown into a cistern, while his suit and coffin were set on fire.


Lugar de Defunción:

Badajoz (provincia) in 1821-09-13


Gil Novales, Alberto. Diccionario biográfico de España (1808-1833): de los orígenes del liberalismo a la reacción absolutista. Alberto Gil Novales. Madrid: Fundación Mapfre. 3 v. (3406 p.). 978-84-9844-236-6 (Vol. 1).

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Arco Agüero, Bernardo de (1736-?)  - Descendant (Es hijo/a de)

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