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Birthplace: Malaga, Malaga, Andalucía, Spain
Death: Died
Occupation: 2° marqués de Villadarias,Capitán general de los reales ejércitos,caballero de santiago,calatrava y Alcántara,Sargento mayor en Flandes,Gobernador de Ostende,Maestre de Campo general,gozó de reputación durante el reinado de Felipe V
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About Francisco del Castillo Fajardo y Muñoz, II marqués de Villadarias

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Francisco Castillo Fajardo, 2nd Marquis of Villadarias (es: Francisco Castillo Fajardo, segundo marqués de Villadarias) (Málaga, December 17, 1642 – 1716), was a Spanish general.


Service Record


1693: defended Charleroi unsuccessfully against the French.


1698: defended Oran successfully against the Ottomans.


1702 : captain-general of Andalucia.


1702: defended Cadiz successfully against a British-Dutch fleet under the command of George Rooke in what was called the Battle of Cádiz (1702) .


1704, June–July : invaded Portugal and conquered Castelo de Vide and Marvão.


1704-1705 : tried to recapture Gibraltar from the British, until he was replaced on February 8, 1705 by the French Marshal de Tessé, who gave up the siege and retired.


1710 : commander of the Bourbon army in Cataluña, where he lost the Battle of Almenar. After this battle he was replaced by the Marquis de Bay.


1713 : captain-general of Valencia.