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Spanish and Portuguese politician

SpanishBorn Manuel DE AMAT Y JUNIENT

Spanish military officer and colonial administrator

Born on 1704 in Vacarisas, Barcelona, España

Died on February 14, 1782 in Barcelona, España

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Felipe Manuel Cayetano de Amat y de Junyent was born in March 1707 in Vacarisses (Province of Barcelona), into an aristocratic Catalonian family. His father was José de Amat y de Planella, Marquis de Castellbell, and his mother was Mariana de Junyent y de Vergós, daughter of the Marquis de Castellmeià.

He entered the army at a young age. In 1719 he saw hostile action against the French in Aragon. At the age of 17 he joined the Order of Malta and went to the island, where he remained four years. He later served in the wars in northern Africa, and obtained the command of a regiment of dragoons.


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