Salvador Valdes

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Salvador Valdés Barruso (6 August 1810 – 20 February 1868)[1] was the acting Governor-General of the Philippines from 7 to 9 July 1862.[2] He was the shortest-serving Spanish Governor-General of the archipelago.[3]

Biography

Valdés was born on 6 August 1810.[4] He entered the military at the age of five.[5] He was promoted to sub-lieutenant in 1827, and was assigned in the Provincial Regiment of Toledo and the 2nd Regiment of Grenadiers.[6]

He actively took part in campaigns during the First Carlist War (1833 – 1840), siding with the Liberals.[7] He participated in battles such as those in Piedrabuena, Malagón (Ciudad Real), de los Pedroches (Córdoba), and Chiva.[8] Because of his valor, he was promoted and received the Cross of the Order of San Fernando, 1st Class numerous times.[9] After the war, he continued to occupy military positions and participated in campaigns to quell uprisings in the country.[10] He moved to Mexico in 1844, and then to Havana in Cuba in 1847.[11] He eventually returned to Spain.[12]

He was promoted as mariscal de campo and appointed as segundo cabo of the Philippines in 1862.[13] He then assumed the position of acting Governor-General of the archipelago in 7 July after José Lémery e Ibarrola Ney left his position.[14] He only occupied the office for two days, the shortest among Spanish Governor-Generals.[15] He finished his term in 9 July following the appointment of Rafael de Echagüe as the new Governor-General.[16]

He returned to Spain in 1864 due to poor health, and continued to serve in military positions.[17] He died on 20 February 1868.[18]

References

  1. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso," accessed 17 February 2021, http://dbe.rah.es/biografias/70115/salvador-valdes-barruso
  2. Carlos Quirino, Old Manila, ed. María Eloísa G. Parco-de Castro, 2nd ed. (Quezon City: Vibal Foundation, 2016), 297.
  3. Quirino, Old Manila, 297.
  4. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  5. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  6. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  7. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  8. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  9. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  10. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  11. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  12. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  13. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  14. Quirino, Old Manila, 297.
  15. Quirino, Old Manila, 297.
  16. Quirino, Old Manila, 297.
  17. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."
  18. Real Academia de la Historia, "Salvador Valdés Barruso."

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