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Antonio Quintanilla (Pámanes, Spain; 1787 - † Almería, Spain; 1863) was a Spanish brigadier and Governor of Chiloé from 1820-1826. He was the last royalist to hold the position.[1]

Antonio de Quintanilla
Antonio de Quintanilla.jpg
Royal Governor of Chiloé
In office
1820–1826
MonarchFerdinand VII
Preceded byIgnacio María Justiz y Urrutia
Personal details
Born1787
Pámanes, Spain
Died1863
Almería, Spain
Military service
AllegianceSpain Spain
RankBrigadier
Battles/warsChilean War of Independence

BackgroundEdit

Quintanilla was the son of Francisco de Quintanilla and Teresa Herrera y Santiago, who were members of distinguished families in the Spanish region of Pámanes.[2] He was born November 14, 1787.[2]

He married Antonia Álvarez de Garay,[2] the daughter of Captain Francisco alvarez and Bartola Garay.[3]

Governor of ChiloéEdit

As a governor of Chiloé, Quintanilla ordered in 1824 the construction of Fuerte Real de San Carlos.[4] He is also noted for defeating General Ramón Freire's first attempt to liberate Chiloé in 1825 after he dissolved the Chilean congress by force.[5] By January 1826, Quintanilla finally surrendered and became the last Spanish official to withdraw from Chile.[5] He came back to Spain and served as a brigadier of the Santander barracks then the deputy general of La Mancha police.

Quintanilla was the father of Antonio de Quintanilla Alvarez, a Spanish official given the Carlist title of Marquis de Quintanilla.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cruz, Juan Luis Ossa Santa (2014). Armies, Politics and Revolution: Chile, 1808-1826. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. p. 214. ISBN 9781781381328.
  2. ^ a b c Marín, Manuel Torres (1985). Quintanilla y Chiloé: la epopeya de la constancia (in Spanish). Santiago: Andres Bello. pp. 2, 86.
  3. ^ Harriet, Fernando Campos (1976). Los Defensores del Rey, Segunda Edicion (in Spanish). Santiago: Andres Bello. p. 275.
  4. ^ Sahady Villanueva, Antonio; Bravo Sánchez, José; Quilodrán Rubio, Carolina (2011). "Fuertes españoles en Chiloé: las huellas de la historia en medio del paisaje insular". Revista INVI. 73 (26): 133–165. Retrieved 30 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b Collier, Simon; Sater, William (2004). A History of Chile, 1808-2002, Second Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 49. ISBN 0521827493.
  6. ^ Marín, Manuel Torres (1985). Quintanilla y Chiloé: la epopeya de la constancia (in Spanish). Santiago: Andres Bello. p. 87.
Government offices
Preceded by
Ignacio María Justiz y Urrutia
Royal Governor of Chiloé
1820-1826
Succeeded by
None