Luis de Córdova y Córdova, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Luis de Córdova y Córdova

Spanish admiral

Date of Birth: 08-Feb-1706

Place of Birth: Seville, Andalusia, Spain

Date of Death: 29-Jul-1796

Profession: sailor, military personnel

Nationality: Spain

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Luis de Córdova y Córdova

  • Admiral Luis de Córdova y Córdova (8 February 1706 – 29 July 1796) was a Spanish admiral.
  • He is best known for his command of the Spanish fleet during the Anglo-Spanish War.
  • His best remembered actions were the capture of two British convoys totalling 79 ships between 1780 and 1782, including the capture of 55 ships from a convoy composed of Indiamen, and other cargo ships 60 leagues off Cape St.
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  • In 1782 he battled the Royal Navy to a stalemate at the Battle of Cape Spartel, but failed to prevent the British relieving the Great Siege of Gibraltar.

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