Leopoldo O'Donnell

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Birthday
12, 1809
Birthplace
Santa Cruz, Spain
Death Date
Nov 5, 1867 (58)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
12, 1809
Birthplace
Santa Cruz, Spain
Death Date
Nov 5, 1867 (58)

About

Spanish general and statesman who is known for being the first Duke of Tetuan and the first Count of Lucena. He is also known for being a strong endorser of the liberal Cristinos and the regency of Maria Cristina in the 1830's. Later recognition came when it was revealed he commanded the Spanish army at the battle of Tetuan during the Spanish-Moroccan War. 

Before Fame

Briefly exiled in the 1840's, he was involved in the coup against Espartero. After coming back into power, he was sent to Cuba where he was credited with the repression of La Escalera. In 1854, he was named Prime Minister and also served as the War Minister of the Espartero government. 

Trivia

He is known for having been the 103rd Grand Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword. 

Family Life

He was born and raised in the Canary Islands, Spain. He married Manuela Barges and was succeeded in his titles by his nephew. 

Associated With

He was asked to form a government as the 44th Prime Minister of Spain by Queen Isabella