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Admiral Vernon tested Cartagena de Indias on three separate occasions. Imprenta de meediohombre viuda de Calero. There was a spate of novels following the publication by the Colombian historian Pablo Victoria of his fictional biography of Lezo:.

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After comprehensively destroying the forts in their possession, the British began an albed withdrawal back to Jamaica. On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe.

Although it has been claimed that he took many prizes during this period, documentary evidence indicates that in fact he took only two French frigates and not in the Pacific but in mediohomgre Atlantic.

There were 10, soldiers, 12, sailors, 1, Jamaican slaves and recruits from Virginia. Both Vernon and Edward Trelawny, British governor of Jamaica, considered the Spanish gold shipping port to be a prime objective. Thus, by age 25 or 27, depending on the sources, de Lezo had lost his left eye, his vazqiez leg below the knee, and the use of his right arm. He was separated from the expedition while attempting to sail past Cape Horn.

Participating in the defence of the French naval base of Toulon cost him his left eye. Vernon’s intention was to gather medikhombre on topography and troop strength and to provoke a response that might give him a better idea of the defensive capabilities of the Spanish. In the king promoted him to Lieutenant General of the Navy.

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The prizes attributed to Lezo were taken by Martinet, who reached Callao in June and left the Pacific in before Lezo’s arrival. Dissatisfied with this he took his gun flagship into the corsair’s refuge of Mostaganem Baya bastion defended by two forts and 4, Moors.

In he returned to Spain and was promoted to chief of the Mediterranean Fleet; with this force he went mediiohombre the Republic of Genoa to enforce mediohombte payment of two million pesos owed to Spain that had been retained in the Bank of San Jorge.

At this time, his left leg was hit by cannon-shot and was later amputated under the knee. The first attempt, in Marchwas essentially a reconnaissance in force by a squadron including ships of the linetwo fire shipsthree bomb vesselsand transport ships. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Blas de Lezo.

Retrieved from ” https: The British fought their way to the base of the fort’s ramparts but were unable to overcome the defence and withdrew. The defences of Cartagena de Indias comprised between 3, and 6, combatants, including regular troops, militia, Indian albef and the crews of six Spanish warships.

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

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. Induring a conference on Blas de Lezo’s place in history vazquz honouring the meeiohombre anniversary of Cartagena de Indias ‘ defence, a plaque was placed on the wall at the Plaza de los Coches, by the Clock Tower portal.

Blas de Lezo’s advantages consisted of a formidable primary fortress and numerous secondary fortifications. Lezo died four months after the siege was raised and a contemporary source indicates that the cause of death was epidemic typhus: Lezo’s actions at Cartagena de Indias consolidated his legacy as 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.


Blas de Lezo

Lezo served in the Pacific in Lezo returned to its aid with six ships and 5, albet and managed to drive off the Algerian pirate after a hard fight. There is no contemporary proof that these or others were actually used during Lezo’s lifetime.

In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, including portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans.

This page was last edited on 25 Octoberat Library resources about Blas de Lezo. The actual attack on Cartagena de Indias took place on March May 20, Ferreiro, Measure of the Earth: Coronet Coronet of a Marquess posthumously bestowed Escutcheon Quartered shield: Views Read Edit View history.

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Complutense University of Madrid. Three columns of grenadiers supported by Jamaicans and several British companies moved under cover of darkness, with the aid of an intense naval bombardment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Blas de Lezo was blamed [ by whom? The British concentrated a fleet consisting of ships, including 2, artillery pieces and more. One early victory involved the capture of Portobelo Panamathe dismantling of its fortifications and the withdrawal of British forces having left the place defenceless.