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Carlos Spano was a Spanish Army officer and hero of the Chilean War of Independence.
Spano began his military career in 1786 as a soldier in the Spanish Army, and fought in the campaigns of Ceuta, Spanish Morocco and Aragon (against the French). He was sent to Chile with the Battalion of Infantes de Concepcion. In 1787 he was promoted to Lieutenant of the Dragones de la Frontera. He married Maria de las Nieves Ceballos.
His name was given to one of the first units of the Peruvian navy, the brig "Colonel Spano".
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