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Jose Fernando de Abascal y Sousa

Jose Fernando Abascal y Sousa, marques de la Concordia (sometimes spelled Souza) was a Spanish military officer and colonial administrator in America. From August 20, 1806 to July 7, 1816 he was viceroy of Peru, during the South American wars of independence.

Background

Abascal was born into a noble family. At the age of 19 he entered the army. After serving for 20 years he was promoted to colonel, and later in the war against France, to brigadier. In 1796 he took part in the defense of Havana against the British. Three years later he was named commanding general and ...

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