Morillo, Pablo

Morillo, Pablo

(pä`blō mōrē`lyō), 1778–1837, Spanish general. Sent in 1815 to put down the revolution in New Granada, he captured CartagenaCartagena
, city (1993 pop. 616,231), capital of Bolívar dept., NW Colombia, a port on the Bay of Cartagena in the Caribbean Sea. It exports oil, coffee, and platinum. Manufactures include leather and tobacco products, cosmetics, and textiles.
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, quelled (1816) the insurrection in Bogotá, and then marched into present-day Venezuela. His military occupations were ruthless and bloody. Under orders from Spain he negotiated (1820) an armistice with Simón BolívarBolívar, Simón
, 1783–1830, South American revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
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. Soon recalled at his own request, he continued to serve the crown in the wars in Spain.
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