Biography of José María Ezpeleta y Enrile (1787-1847)

Count of Ezpeleta de Veire and Marquis of Montehermoso, Spanish military born in La Habana (Cuba), on 1 March 1787 and died in Bagnères-de-Luchon (France), on September 27, 1847.

Son of José Manuel Ezpeleta and Galdiano, conde de Ezpeleta de Veire and María of the peace Enrile and Alcedo, joined as a numerary Cadet in the Royal Spanish guards on March 1, 1799. The 3 of November of 1808 he entered in Portugal, going to Madrid in April and on 7 May to Barcelona, where it was taken prisoner, but he escaped, arriving in Madrid in November. Made prisoner for the second time, returned to elope on December 18, 1808.A mid of may 1809 gave promise of marriage to Vicenta Maturana, which then failed. Vicenta, daughter of the director-general of artillery who died November 9, 1808, left a memoir written in January 1815, preserved manuscript.

23 June 1811 he ascended to brigadier. In 1814 it came to France, where he was wounded, so it returned in June. The own year 1814 he pursued Espoz y Mina, amounted to quarterback (13 October 1814), and then took command in San Sebastián, on 7 November 1814 to April 15, 1815, on the occasion of a few riots that had occurred in the city. In 1815, destined in the army of observation of the Eastern Pyrenees, came again into France, reaching to Perpignan. January 16, 1816 was sent from Headquarters in Pamplona, being appointed second out of Navarre, on 16 August 1816.Al following year, 1817, requests license to marry María Amalia Aguirre Zuazo and Acedo, marquesa de Montehermoso, title that henceforth used.

On March 11, 1820 he swore to the Constitution in Pamplona, for obeying the King, and on April 21 resigned the employment of second place. Deputy for Navarra (1820-1822), in the intermediate of the legislatures used to return to Pamplona. He entered the ring on 30 November 1821.El March 19, 1822 took part in the events of Pamplona. The 26 March 1823 he advised Chapalangarra in defense of Pamplona, attacked by Santos thief, which should gain him fame of liberal. 9 April 1823 left Pamplona to Logroño and Tarazona, where the 13th, Ballesteros gave passport for Seville. Went to Sevilla on day 20, arriving in Madrid on 29, stopping to see his brothers guards, hidden from July 7 (1822), and to collect some censuses. It arose to the Count of la Bisbal, and then to Zayas.

23 May 1823 he left with Zayas and the army, arriving at Talavera de la Reina on day 27. There was responsible for the command of the two battalions that covered the withdrawal, until you reach Puente del Arzobispo. The 6 June 1823 in Sevilla arose to kiss the hand of SS.Mm says, the 10th is tried to appoint second captain general Vigodet, but did not accept the post by is to not trust the national militia. Named the 11, he resigned on the spot. The 12 was presented which are called legitimate authorities, i.e., realistic. Then he asked leave of three months, which was awarded with half salary, and then it extended for a further three months to go to France, to visit her mother-in-law, Countess of Echauz, had contracted remarried with Monsieur de Carabene.Cuando 27 November 1823 arose in Pamplona because of the death of his fatherwhose title he inherited, the Court of Navarre consultation if it must process it "for his political views". It is in Bagnères in January 1824, with police revolutionary fame. Overlooking its purification writes a relationship or history of the (their) political vicissitudes, signing in Pamplona to November 7, 1824, and preserved manuscript. It was purified in 1826, but noting the Junta which tried the blemish of their tips to Chapalangarra. A second purification, in Madrid on 14 February 1827, but with the same lines. On 7 March 1827 are approved by the King , but adding in turn to not ever be use this General. However, he returned to positions to the appointed Governor and captain general of Aragon, on October 26, 1832. On 30 June 1833 he ascended to lieutenant general, was appointed gentleman of the Chamber of the Queen of February 25, 1835. During the insurrection of Vitoria, from September 26 to October 19, 1841, he stood still, so then formed her summary.


"Military General archive of Segovia".

Archives Nationales de París", F7 11981 and 12001.