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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On the evening of April 19, the British mounted an assault in force upon San Felipe. Deeming the honour of the Spanish flag to be at stake, Blas de Lezo threatened the city with bombardment. In altri progetti Wikimedia Commons. Once the powder got wet and the invaders’ circulatory systems were loaded up with yellow fever and other bullshit, the Brits and Americans couldn’t really do a whole lot except crap themselves to death with dysentery and other tropical diseases.

Utilizamos cookies para asegurar que damos la mejor experiencia al usuario en nuestro sitio web. Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and The Spaniards shot cannons and muskets all day long, pounded 4Lokos all night to keep their buzz going, and then switched back to Red Bull when the sun came back up.

At this time, his left leg was hit by cannon-shot and was later amputated under the knee.

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. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. VP Jardin de Recoletos.

Blas de Lezo – Wikipedia

Zoom in to see updated info. One early victory involved the capture of Portobelo Panamathe dismantling of its fortifications and the withdrawal of British forces having left the place defenceless. About Us Help Center.

The sunken boats created a barrier that made it hard for the British to olavqrrieta, slowing down their blitz attack and temporarily boning them in the Boca Chica Bow Wow kind of sense. Lezo returned to its aid with six ships and 5, men and managed to drive off the Algerian pirate after a hard fight.

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After marrying a hot Peruvian babe, he took some time off to go sack the city of Genoa and beat the fuckballs out of some Barbary Coast pirates in North Africa, including a battle when he crushed an Algerian ruler’s imposing naval fortress and captured the guy’s capital city.

In df lost his right arm in the Siege of Barcelona. 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 when he got an arm blown off by a blast of grapeshot while assaulting a beach in an amphibious assault.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Personally leading his men into combat, de Lezo and his cannons, fortresses, and men went completely batshit nuts. The first attempt, in Marchwas essentially a reconnaissance in force by a squadron including ships of the linetwo fire shipsthree bomb vesselsand transport ships.

There, his greatly outnumbered forces defeated the British admiral Edward Vernon in the Battle of Cartagena de Indias In he lost his left eye during fighting lezk Toulon. Lezo died four months after the siege was raised and a contemporary source indicates that the cause of death was epidemic typhus: 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. Imprenta de la viuda de Calero. At the risk of continuing my never-ending streak of including at least one Star Wars reference in every single olavaerieta I’ve ever written, in terms of fleet strength this was like the Rebel cruisers facing off against the Imperials in the space above Endor at the end of Return of the Jedi.

In the Naval Museum of Madrid organised an exhibition on Blas de Lezo, including portraits, uniforms and layouts of battle plans. Throughout his naval career, Lezo sustained many severe wounds; he lost his left bblas, left hand, complete mobility of the right arm, caught Typhoid fever and had his left leg amputated in situ after being hit by the projectile of a cannon.


Blas de Lezo

La Mafia se sienta a la mesa plaza Colon. Dry Martini by Javier de Las Muelas. See what travelers are saying:. Nell’anno seguente, durante l’ assedio di Barcellonaperse in combattimento il braccio destro. Battle of Cartagena de Indias. A seguito di queste ricevette la promozione a guardiamarina. Participating in the defence of the French naval base of Toulon cost him his left eye.

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All things to do in Madrid Admiral Blas responded with a fairly politely-worded note: Da Olavarrleta, l’enciclopedia libera. Open Now Hours Today: Ds mobility and badassitude purposes he did go out and get the hook-up on a totally sweet wooden leg, a badge of honor that led to his men affectionately-referring to him as “Captain Peg Leg”. Reviewed 23 July Located near the kerb, under shade trees, the monument honours Admiral Blas de Lezo who was commander of the Spanish forces that resisted far numerically Blas de Lezo wasn’t able to hold out forever.

Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. The site of his grave is unknown. Il suo primo incarico fu quello di condurre una campagna contro la Repubblica di Genova con lo scopo di esigere il pagamento della somma di 12 milioni di pesos che una banca genovese doveva alla Spagna. Lezo served in the Pacific in 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.