Palafox, Don Joseph (17801847)

Palafox, Don Joseph, a Spanish soldier, born of a noble Aragonese family, who immortalised himself by his heroic defence of Saragossa against the French in 1808-9; on the fall of the place was taken to France and imprisoned till 1813; on his release was created Duke of Saragossa and promoted to other high honours at home (17801847).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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