Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón

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The Dukes of Osuna and their children, by Goya (1788). The youngest son, Pedro, is sitting on a cushion at the feet of his mother.[1]

Pedro de Alcántara Téllez-Girón y Alfonso-Pimentel (1786–1851), better known as the Prince of Anglona, was a Spanish military officer during the Peninsular War and, briefly, Captain General of Cuba (from January 1840 to March 1841).

The second son of Pedro Téllez-Girón, 9th Duke of Osuna, the prince fought under the Duke del Parque, leading a Cavalry Division at the Battle of Tamames, the Battle of Alba de Tormes and later, under Manuel la Peña, at the Battle of Barrosa.

On 30 October 1812, he was sent by the Cortes to arrest General Francisco Ballesteros, the commander of the 4th Army who, earlier that month, had called for a military uprising in protest against Wellington's appointment as generalissimo of the Spanish Army.[2]

By April 1814, he was in command of Spain’s 3rd Army as it crossed into France to occupy Pau.[2]


  1. ^ ArteHistoria. Commentary of the painting. Junta de Castilla y León. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Chartrand, René (1999) Spanish Army of the Napoleonic Wars (3): 1812-1815, pp. 3–5. Osprey Publishing. At Google Books. Retrieved 15 September 2013.