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Galvez, Bernardo de

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Born: 1746? AD
Died: 1786 AD.

Nationality: Spanish
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1746 - Gálvez, Bernardo de was born.

1776 - He served in the Spanish army before going to Louisiana as the young commandant of the troops stationed there.

1777 - He assumed the governorship on the 1st of January.

1779 - He permitted Oliver Pollock to establish at New Orleans. After Spain declared war on England.

         - He became a more active ally, capturing Baton Rouge and Natchez.

1783-1784 - He was richly rewarded for his services, being made count of Gálvez, lieutenant general of the royal armies, and captain general of Louisiana and the Floridas.

         - He became, in addition, captain general of Cuba.

1785 - His father, Matías de Gálvez, as viceroy of New Spain.

1786 - Galvez Bernardo de died.

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