Pezuela, Joaquín de la

Pezuela, Joaquín de la

(hwäkēn` dā lä pāswā`lä), d. 1830, Spanish general, viceroy of Peru (1816–21). During the South American wars of independence from Spain he fought against the insurgent armies but was forced to resign because of his vacillation in meeting the forces of José de San MartínSan Martín, José de
, 1778–1850, South American revolutionist, b. Yapeyú, in present-day Argentina. After service with the Spanish army in Europe, he returned (1812) to join the revolution against Spain in his native country.
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. He was succeeded by José de la SernaSerna, José de la
, 1770–1832, Spanish general, viceroy of Peru (1821–24). In 1821 the military leaders, dissatisfied with Viceroy Pezuela and his conduct of the war against José de San Martín, deposed Pezuela and named José de la Serna in
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