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Morillo, Pablo

Morillo, Pablo pä´blō mōrē´lyō [key], 1778–1837, Spanish general. Sent in 1815 to put down the revolution in New Granada, he captured Cartagena , quelled (1816) the insurrection in Bogotá, and then marched into present-day Venezuela. His military occupations were ruthless and bloody. Under orders from Spain he negotiated (1820) an armistice with Simón Bolívar . Soon recalled at his own request, he continued to serve the crown in the wars in Spain.

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