Romualdo Palacios Gonzalez

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General Romualdo Palacios González
Coat of Arms of Spain (1874-1931) Pillars of Hercules Variant.svg Governor of Puerto Rico Coat of arms of Puerto Rico (Variant).svg
In office
1887–1887
Preceded by Luis Daban y Ramírez de Arellano
Succeeded by Juan Contreras Martínez
Personal details
Born 8 February 1827
Malaga, Spain
Died 7 September 1907 (1907-09-08) (aged 80)
Getafe, Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Profession General, Governor-General of Puerto Rico

Romualdo Palacios González (8 February 1827 – 7 September 1908) was a Spanish general and governor of Puerto Rico in 1887. He is best remembered for his political persecution of Puerto Rican Autonomistas called Componte, a term than means "to rectify" or "to pacify".[1] His favorite detention centers were the jails at the Ponce Military Barracks in Ponce and the Fort San Felipe del Morro in San Juan. Amongst his most notable persecutions was that of Román Baldorioty de Castro.[2] Palacios was removed from office by the Spanish government and returned to Spain on 11 November 1887. His political prisoners were released on December 24, 1887.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Componte. Museo del Autonomismo de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Autonomism Museum), Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Accessed November 10, 2010
  2. ^ Las fiestas populares de Ponce. Ramón Marín. Page 28. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  3. ^ El Componte. Museo del Autonomismo de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Autonomism Museum), Panteón Nacional Román Baldorioty de Castro, Ponce, Puerto Rico. Accessed November 10, 2010

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