Person - Calleja del Rey Bruder Losada Campaño y Montero de Espinosa, Felix María (1753-1828)

Calleja del Rey Bruder Losada Campaño y Montero de Espinosa, Felix María (1753-1828)

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Person

Preferred form:

Calleja del Rey Bruder Losada Campaño y Montero de Espinosa, Felix María (1753-1828)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Medina del Campo (Valladolid, España)  1753-11-01 - València (España)  1828-07-24

History:

Félix María Calleja del Rey (Medina del Campo, Spain, November 1, 1753 - Valencia, Spain, July 24, 1828). He was a Spanish soldier and Cadet in the regiment of Saboya in 1775, intervened in various military companies, Argel, Gibraltar, and Mahon. He was Director of studies in the military school from El Puerto de Santa Maria. In 1789, he moved to Mexico with Revillagigedo (1740-1799) and there he was Captain in the regiment of Puebla. Between 1808 and 1809, he sent reports to the Central Board against the defense of the United States. He distinguished himself because of the confrontation with Hidalgo (1753-1811), Ignacio Allende (1769-1811) and Aldama when they rose in arms for the purpose of separate Mexico from de Spanish Crown. The troops of Calleja defeated the troops of Hidalgo in San Jeronimo Acapulco, where the insurgent army was completely destroyed. This victory allowed him to take Guanajuato. Once the realist troops were directed towards Guadalajara where the main group was insurgent, his army decided to attack the insurgents in Calderón Bridge (1811), getting the victory. A few days later, he occupied Guadalajara. He was elected Deputy to the Cortes of Cádiz by Valladolid on August 8, 1813. In 1813, he was appointed Viceroy replacing Francisco Javier Venegas y Saavedra (1754-1838), and then he prepared an army to try to stop the revolution. He left the position of Viceroy on September 16, 1816. On his return to Spain, he was awarded with the title of Count of Calderón and was decorated with the Grand Cross of Isabel the Catholic (September 17, 1817); Grand Cross of San Hermenegildo (1817); and San Fernando (1818). In 1819, he was Captain General of Andalusia and Chief of the army destined to overseas, replacing La Bisbal (1769-1834), being arrested by the insurrectionists in 1820. He refused to work at the service of the Liberal Government; he was imprisoned in Mallorca until 1823. With the absolutist restoration, he held the position of Captain General of Valencia executing it until his death.

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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Medina del Campo (Valladolid, España) in 1753-11-01

Lugar de Defunción:

València (España) in 1828-07-24

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Virrey de Nueva España  ( Ocupa /Ejerce de_en )

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