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Joaqui Vara de Rey y Rubio
Joaquín Vara de Rey y Rubio (Ibiza, 1840 – Santiago de Cuba, July 1, 1898) was a Spanish military man and politician, hero of the Cuban War for his defense of the fortress of El Viso.
He graduated from the General College as a second lieutenant, rising to the rank of lieutenant in 1862. He fought the cantonal rebellions of Cartagena and Valencia and fought in the Third Carlist War.
In 1884 he requested his transfer to the Philippines where he was given the command of the Spanish Regiment, in 1890 he was appointed military political governor of the Marianas Islands and then of Zamboanga.
The following year he was promoted to coronel and returned to Spain.
On returning to Spain was assigned the command of the garrison of Avila until April 1895. Read More