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Joaquin de la Pezuela

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Joaquin de la Pezuela y Sanchez Munoz de Velasco, marques de Viluma was a Spanish military officer and viceroy of Peru .

Background

Pezuela was born into a hidalgo family originally from Santander. He attended the Artillery College in Segovia. In the army, he fought in the siege of Gibraltar, and later against the French in Guipuzcoa and Navarre, in 1793 and 1794. In 1805 he went to America as head of the army in Alto Peru (now Bolivia).

From there he went to Peru, when Viceroy Jose Fernando de Abascal y Sousa named him directory of the Royal Artillery. ...

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