Vicente Cañas y Portocarrero

Vicente María Cañas y Portocarrero (1755 – 12 March 1824), also known in some biographies as Diego de Cañas y Portocarrero,[1][2] VII Duke del Parque, was a Lieutenant-General and a Spanish military leader during the Peninsular War. He commanded the Spanish forces at the battles of Tamames, El Carpio and Alba de Tormes.

He went on to become a deputy and president of Spain's Congreso de los Diputados (November 1822 to December 1822).[3]


  1. ^ (in Spanish) According to his file at Spain's Congreso de los Diputados [1] this is his correct name, despite the use of "Diego" in some biographies. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) "Hace 200 años. Diario de las Cortes de Cádiz Crónica Parlamentaria Diaria" Retrieved 31 August 2013.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) File Official website. Retrieved 31 August 2013.


  • Glover, Michael. The Peninsular War 1807-1814. London: Penguin, 2001. ISBN 0-14-139041-7
  • Smith, Digby. The Napoleonic Wars Data Book. London: Greenhill, 1998. ISBN 1-85367-276-9