Calleja del Rey, Félix María

Calleja del Rey, Félix María

(fā`lēks märē`ä kälyā`hä dĕl rā), 1750–1826, Spanish general, viceroy of New Spain (1813–16), conde de Calderón. In command of the post of San Luis Potosí when the revolution under Hidalgo y CostillaHidalgo y Costilla, Miguel
, 1753–1811, Mexican priest and revolutionary, a national hero. A creole intellectual, he was influenced by the French Revolution. As parish priest of the village of Dolores, Hidalgo attempted to improve the lot of the natives.
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 broke out, he led a large force into the field and defeated Hidalgo at Aculco and at Calderón Bridge and besieged Morelos y PavónMorelos y Pavón, José María
, 1765–1815, Mexican leader in the revolution against Spain, a national hero. He was, like Hidalgo y Costilla, a liberal priest.
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 in Cuautla (1812). As viceroy, Calleja continued to repress revolution, and by the time he left Mexico most of the insurrectionists were defeated. After his return to Spain, he held several high posts.
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