Cristóbal de Moscoso y Montemayor

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Cristóbal de Moscoso y Montemayor (? - Madrid, 27 January 1749), also known as the Count de las Torres, was a Spanish noble and military.

He was the first Count of Las Torres de Alcorrín (1683). King Philip V of Spain made him Viceroy of Valencia in 1706, where he fought without success against the Allies.

In 1723, he became Viceroy of Navarre.[1][2]

In 1727, he led the Spanish troops in the unsuccessful Thirteenth Siege of Gibraltar. Despite the failure, he was made Marquis de Cullera, and in 1728, Duke d’Algete and a Grandee of Spain.


  1. ^ Coxe, W., Memoires of the Kings of Spain in the House of Bourbon...1700 to 1788. Vol. 2 (London: Longmans, Hurst, 1812), cited in Jackson, W.G.F., p.124
  2. ^ 'S.H.' (Anon.) 5 April 1727 (O.S.) p.11


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