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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The defense of Toulon cost him his left eye. Blas de Lezo was born in the northeastern Spanish port town of Pasaia. The site of his grave is unknown.

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This was cool but boring. Battle of Cartagena de Indias. In he was promoted to captain. Admiral Vernon tested Cartagena de Indias on three separate occasions. Own or manage this property? Would you recommend athletic wear for this place or activity? And by that, I mean that his life as a junior officer was a non-stop series of battles where this guy went completely balls to the wall in the heat of battle, did something awesome, mangled himself in the process, got promoted, and ended up leaving some generally-vital part of his body rotting on the bblas.

He is best known for his defensive tactics at the Battle of Cartagena de Indias in modern-day Colombia, where Spanish forces crushed a far superior contingent of British maritime and ground forces.

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Everyone, that is, except the Spanish. TripAdvisor has been notified. 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.


In the king promoted him to Lieutenant General of the Navy. The British fought their way to the base of the fort’s ramparts but were unable to overcome the defence and withdrew.

Dry Martini by Javier de Las Muelas. Monumento a Don Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta. Complutense University of Madrid. In May, Vernon returned to Cartagena de Indias in charge of 13 warships, with the intention of probing the city’s defences.

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About Us Help Center. Badass of the Week. Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. La flotta d’invasione inglese al comando del Vernon lezoo costituita da navi, fra le quali vi erano navi di linea, fregate, cannoniere e navi da trasporto, con un totale di Those “Victory at Cartegena” medals became collector’s items, and Blas de Lezo responded to the news of the British defeat by running onto the parapet facing the ocean and using his one good hand to make the blws ‘you can’t see me” hand gesture that has made John Cena so famous.

Direct Entry Ticket to Bernabeu Stadium. 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. Il viceammiraglio inglese Vernon dirigeva le operazioni della flotta mentre la fanteria era posta agli ordini del generale Thomas Wentworth.


He was separated from the expedition while attempting to sail past Cape Horn. War of the Austrian Succession.

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Blas de Lezo disponeva solo di 3. He died four months after the battle from typhus. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. That’s a pretty ballsy thing to have minted before you’ve even fired a single gunshot. Share another experience before you go. Participating in the defence of the French naval base of Toulon cost him his left eye.

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Coronet Coronet of a Marquess posthumously bestowed Escutcheon Quartered shield: Not long after Blas got to what was supposed to be a cushy retirement gig, however, Admiral Peg Leg quickly realized that he wasn’t going to have a whole hell of a lot of time to chill out on the beach with bikini babes sipping Margaritas leao Sangria. Canalla Bistro by Ricard Camarena. In he lost his left eye during fighting around Bals. Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and There is no contemporary proof that these or others were actually used during Lezo’s lifetime.

Deeming the honour of the Spanish flag to be at stake, Blas de Lezo menaced the city with bombardment.

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