Military and Spanish Aristocrat, VII Marqués de la Sierra and V of the Marquis of Castelar, which data concerning his birth and death are unknown.
They had among other titles of Grande of Spain, master of the horse and gentleman of the Chamber of his Majesty. As a result of his military career, had been invested with the Grand Cross of Carlos III and had the graduation of army general, later achieved the rank of Captain of barracks of the body guards of the person of the King. He married his cousin, María de sponsorship Osorio and Zayas Spinola and Benavides, belonging to the House of the Marquis of Alcañices.
In December 1808, when he was captain general of Castile the new and Commander of arms of Madrid, was responsible, along with Thomas de Morla, the defense of the capital in the course of which it received a letter from the Prince of Neufchatel, which intimidated him to surrender; it, before sending the response, consulted with the people.In 1814 he was promoted to lieutenant general and the following year was awarded the Gran Cruz de San Fernando.Es author of a document that led to a huge controversy at that time: representation that makes the King the... by Yes, and on behalf of bosses and individuals of it appeared in Madrid on 16 July 1820; in this text he tried to justify the behavior observed in the guards on July 8 of that same year.
Its clearly absolutist tendency, in 1823 was involved in a case "for non-filing July 7 to defend national freedoms", when in reality was one of the rebels. He was arrested by order of Juan Paredes and judged in Madrid April 2, 1823. In the process he acted as Prosecutor Francisco Colombo ordered that it is privase you your job and will send him to a prison in Africa, but the majority of the tribunal, composed of Bernardo de Bonavía, José Imaz, Joaquín de la Pezuela, Martín García de Loygorri, Marquis of San Martín and Marquis de Coupigny, expressed the view that it was already enough to prison who had suffered. Count of La Bisbal, who did not consider him guilty, wanted that you were sent as private to an army of campaign, so that he could perform glorious acts.
Mercantile Journal of Cadiz (No. 349, of December 22, 1808).
Gran Enciclopedia Gallega. GIL NOVALES, Alberto: The patriotic societies. Madrid: Tecnos, 1975.
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