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Miguel José de Azanza

Azanza, Miguel José de (mēgĕlˈ hōsāˈ dā āthänˈthä) [key], 1746–1826, Spanish general and colonial administrator. After brief service in the cabinet of Charles IV, he was sent to the colonies and became viceroy of Mexico (1798–1800). He returned to Spain, served under Joseph Bonaparte, and fled to France after the fall of the Bonaparte regime.

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