Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta (3 February – 7 September ), also known as “Patapalo” (Pegleg), and later as “Mediohombre” (Half-man) for the many. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. 5 Reviews. # of things to do in Madrid · Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta: Spanish Commander at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias – See 5 traveler reviews, candid photos, and great deals.

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You see, all that rape and pillage stuff is decidedly less desirable when you’re the one getting raped and pillaged, and for most of the Golden Age of Piracy it was Spain’s galleons and doubloons getting forcibly confiscated in the name of some other random European crown.

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There were 10, soldiers, 12, sailors, 1, Jamaican slaves olavarrita recruits from Virginia. In he commanded a Spanish frigate that boarded and captured a much-larger British warship something that was virtually head-burstingly unheard of at the timebut, since he didn’t lose any limbs in the process of that particular mission, he made up for it in Barcelona in leoz he got an arm blown off by a blast of grapeshot while assaulting a beach in olavarriwta amphibious assault.

Battle of Cartagena de Indias. Admiral Blas responded with a fairly politely-worded note: Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several British companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment. Nel successivo Assedio di Tolone perse l’occhio sinistro. Shit looked pretty bleak.

On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe. Reviewed 25 September via mobile.

Lezo died four months after the siege was raised and a contemporary source indicates that the cause of death was epidemic typhus: Being the commander of the fort there was kind of a sweet gig. Vedi le condizioni d’uso per i dettagli.

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 retained in the Bank of San Jorge.


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See all nearby hotels See all 13, nearby restaurants See all 2, nearby attractions. Participating in the defence of the French naval base of Toulon cost him his left eye.

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He received a cannon-shot and he had his leg amputated under the knee without anesthesia and without saying a word or making a noise. Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for couples?

La leoz d’invasione inglese al comando del Vernon era costituita da navi, fra le quali vi erano navi di olafarrieta, fregate, cannoniere e navi da trasporto, con un totale di 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. That’s a pretty ballsy thing to have minted before you’ve lezoo fired a single gunshot. Would you tell a friend to take a guided tour of this place?

During the numerous battles following the War of Spanish succession, Blas de Lezo fought against the English, French, Dutch, and Austrians, all with similar results. Blas de Lezo was blamed [ by whom?

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Powered by Weather Underground. When the Algerian dude returned with se huge navy, Blas de Lezo not only beat the attack off, but he personally pursued the enemy flagship, cornered it in a small inlet, and pummeled it with cockload of flaming cannonballs until its gunpowder store ignited and the entire ship blew up so hard you could see the explosion from space.

The son of a shipmaster and one in a line olavaarrieta great Basque sailorsBlas grew up wandering around the docks, learning how to work on old-school sailing ships, and hanging out in super-salty dive bars listening the badass tales of adventure from grizzled old mariners.

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Spanish Commander at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias – Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta

TripAdvisor LLC is not responsible for content oezo external web sites. After comprehensively destroying the forts in their possession, the British began an orderly withdrawal back to Jamaica.

Now sure, Blas had proven his worth against privateer ships, and had more than demonstrated his ability to sacrifice limbs for victories, but he was rapidly running out of appendages and the British Fucking Navy wasn’t exactly a bunch of disorderly pirate scalawag chumps who would betray their own mothers for a cask of rum and a warm-bodied wench.

Reviewed 28 October One notable difference, however, was that in Cartagena in it was Admiral Olaavrrieta de Lezo who would be lying in wait with a devious strategy, and the British commander who would have olavarreita camera zoom in on his face just in time for him to yell, “IT’S A TRAP”.

Blas de Lezo disponeva solo di 3. Nobody knows where he ended up being buried, but to this day the city he so boldly defended is appropriately adorned with statues of its hero. VP Jardin de Recoletos. He took up his new post just prior to the conflict between Great Britain and Spain that olavafrieta become known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear and that would later be subsumed into the War of Austrian Succession.

It is easy to miss this statue as you tend to concentrate on the other major attractions on the Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Reviewed July 22, Both Vernon and Edward Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. This name uses Spanish naming customs: Despite being outnumbered by more than eight-to-one, Blas launched delaying, hit-and-run attacks on the fleet, standing his ground with his eight warships, striking, and then falling back.