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In he was promoted to captain. Library resources about Blas de Lezo. War of the Austrian Succession. Coronet Coronet of a Marquess posthumously meciohombre Escutcheon Quartered shield: Although it has been claimed that he took many prizes during this period, documentary akber indicates that in fact he took only two French frigates and not in the Pacific but in the Atlantic.

There were 10, soldiers, 12, sailors, 1, Jamaican slaves and recruits from Virginia.

Blas de Lezo

On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe. One early victory involved the capture of Portobelo Panamathe dismantling of its fortifications and the withdrawal of British forces having left the place defenceless. He inflicted heavy damage on the forts and town. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Induring a conference on Blas de Lezo’s place in history and honouring the th anniversary of Cartagena de Indias ‘ defence, a plaque was placed on the wall at the Plaza de los Coches, by the Clock Tower portal.

Deeming the honour of the Spanish flag to be at stake, Blas de Lezo threatened the city with bombardment. Dissatisfied with this he took his gun flagship into the corsair’s refuge of Mostaganem Baya bastion defended by two forts and 4, Moors. At this time, his left leg was hit by cannon-shot and was later amputated under the knee.

He was separated from the expedition while attempting to sail past Cape Horn. Mediohombrd the early stages of the conflict, the British Admiral Edward Vernon undertook attacks on various Spanish outposts in America. Blas de Lezo was blamed [ by whom?


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In May, Vernon returned to Cartagena de Indias in charge of 13 warships, with the intention of probing the city’s defences. Lezo died four months after the siege was raised and a contemporary source indicates that the cause of death was epidemic typhus: Complutense University of Madrid.

The British concentrated a fleet consisting of ships, including 2, artillery pieces and more. This name uses Spanish naming customs: Lezo’s actions at Cartagena de Indias consolidated his legacy ,ediohombre one of the most heroic figures in the history of Spain and he has thus been promoted as one of the best strategists in naval history.

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There is no contemporary proof that these or others were actually used during Lezo’s lifetime. He took up his new post just prior to the conflict between Great Britain and Spain that would become known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear and that would later be subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession. The British fought their way to the base of the fort’s ramparts but were unable to overcome the defence and withdrew. Imprenta de la viuda de Calero.

Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several British companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment. In he lost use of his right arm in the Siege of Barcelona.

A modern statue stands in front of the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas. Thus, by age 25 or 27, depending on the sources, de Lezo had lost his left eye, his left leg below the knee, and the use of his right arm.

Lezo served in the Pacific in Throughout his naval career, Lezo sustained many severe wounds; he lost his left eye, left hand, complete mobility of the qlber arm, caught Typhoid fever and had his left leg amputated in situ after being hit by the projectile of a cannon.

Blas de Lezo’s advantages consisted of a formidable primary fortress and numerous secondary fortifications. Vernon’s intention was to gather information on topography and troop strength and to provoke a response that might give him a better idea of the defensive capabilities of the Spanish. Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: The prizes attributed to Lezo were taken by Martinet, who reached Callao in June and left the Pacific in before Lezo’s arrival.


This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Later in this campaign, his ship captured the Stanhope commanded by John Combes, sometimes claimed to be a gun but actually just a gun merchantman.

In he returned to Spain and was promoted to chief of the Mediterranean Fleet; with this force he went to the Republic of Genoa to enforce the payment of two million pesos owed to Spain that had been mediohombrf in the Bank of San Jorge. Lezo returned to its aid with six ships and 5, men vazquz managed to drive off the Algerian pirate after a hard fight. The first attempt, in Marchwas essentially a reconnaissance in force by a squadron including ships of the linetwo fire shipsthree bomb vesselsand transport ships.

Online books Resources in your library Resources in other libraries. Both Vernon and Edward Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. In the king promoted him to Lieutenant General of the Navy. Battle of Cartagena de Indias.

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In the following months he established a naval blockade, preventing the Algerians from receiving reinforcements from Istanbulthereby gaining valuable time for the securing of Oran’s defense, until an epidemic forced him to return to Cadiz. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blas de Lezo. The defences of Cartagena de Indias comprised between 3, and 6, combatants, including regular troops, militia, Indian archers and the crews of six Spanish warships. The actual attack on Cartagena de Indias took place abler March May 20, Portrait of Lezo, Museo Naval de Madrid.