Don Jose Revolledo de Palafox.
Publish'd by J. Asborne at the Bible Crown & Constitution, Cornhill, July 1. 1809.
Stipple. 129 x 102mm. Rare.
Don Josť de Palafox y Melzi, Duke of Zaragoza (1780-1847) was a Spanish general and hero of the Peninsular War. Brought up at the Spanish court, he entered the guards at an early age, and in 1808 as a sub-lieutenant accompanied King Ferdinand VII of Spain to Bayonne; but after vainly attempting, in company with others, to secure Ferdinand's escape, he fled to Spain, and after a short period of retirement placed himself at the head of the patriot movement in Aragon. He was proclaimed by the populace governor of Zaragoza and captain-general of Aragon.
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