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For the Puerto Rican politician; See Antonio Rafael Barceló
Portrait of Antonio Barceló.

Antonio Barceló y Pont de la Terra (1 January 1717, in Palma, Majorca – 30 January 1797, in idem) (in Spanish Antonio Barceló y Pont de la Terra, in Catalan Antoni Barceló i Pont de la Terra) was a Spanish Balearic mariner, lieutenant general (equivalent to Admiral) of the Spanish Royal Armada.

He began as privateer at the service of the Spanish Empire and thanks to his merits, he became lieutenant general of the Spanish Royal Armada and fought against Algerians pirates.[1]

He is famous for his anti-Algerian privateer campaigns, bombardments of Algiers (Bombardment of Algiers in August 1783 and 2nd Bombardment of Algiers in July 1784) and use of Floating Batteries during the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

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  1. ^ P. Villatorio, Manuel (20 December 2016). ""El corsario español Antonio Barceló machacó el nido de piratas de Argel sin tener apenas bajas"". ABC (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

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