Antonio Barceló

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

Don Antonio Barceló (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 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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