José María Santocildes

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Don José María Santocildes.

José María Francisco Silvestre Santocildes y de Llanos (29 June 1771–6 March 1847) was a famous Spanish noble, field marshal and general during the Peninsular War.

Santocildes was born in Barcelona. He commanded in the defense of Astorga, Spain when it was besieged by French Napoleonic troops in 1810. In 1814, after the war, was appointed as Jefe del Estado Mayor General del Ejército.

Santocildes died in Barcelona.