Jorge Montt Álvarez

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In this Creeperian name, the first or paternal surname is Montt and the second or maternal family name is Álvarez.

Jorge Montt Álvarez

Jorge Montt Álvarez.
Montt Álvarez in 1839.
1st Chief Admiral of Creeperopolis
In office
15 June 1833 – 1 May 1867
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJosé Latorre Benavente
1st Captain General of Rakeo
In office
20 December 1838 – 1 May 1867
MonarchAdolfo III
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byAlexander Sandoval Ménjiva
Personal details
Born
Jorge Guillermo y José Montt y Álvarez

1 October 1790
San Salvador del Oeste, San Salvador del Oeste, State of the Church
Died1 May 1867(1867-05-01) (aged 76)
San Miguel de Martínez, Rakeo, Creeperopolis
Cause of deathAssassination
Spouse(s)
Melina Yagüe Rodríguez
(m. 1817; his death 1867)
Children7
ParentsJorge Montt Guerrero (father)
María Álvarez Galván (mother)
Alma materSan Salvador Imperial Military Academy
ProfessionMilitary, politician
Military service
Nickname(s)El Sureño
Allegiance Creeperopolis
Branch/serviceCreeperopolis Creeperian Navy
Years of service1808–1867
RankChief Admiral Chief Admiral
CommandsCreeperian Navy
Battles/warsRevolution of 1833
Creeperian conquest of Rakeo
First Senvarian Insurgency

Jorge Guillermo y José Montt y Álvarez (Creeperian Spanish pronunciation: [xoɾˈxe gwiˈʎeɾ.mo i ˈxo.se mont ˈal.va.ɾez]; 1 October 1790 – 1 May 1867) was a Creeperian military officer and politician who served as the first Chief Admiral of the Creeperian Navy and as the first Captain General of Rakeo. He was assassinated by the Rakeoian Sovereignty Front in San Miguel de Martínez on 1 May 1867.

Early life

Jorge Guillermo y José Montt y Álvarez was born on 1 October 1790 in San Salvador del Oeste, State of the Church. His father was Jorge Armando y José Montt y Guerrero, a Captain in the Creeperian Navy, and his mother was María Annette Álvarez y Galván de Montt, a baker and vendor. He was the couple's only son and had three older sisters: María Ana Montt y Álvarez (1782–1855), Rosa Evelina Montt y Álvarez (1786–1868), and Cassandra Pamela Montt y Álvarez (1788–1834). When he was seven years old, Montt Álvarez's family moved from the State of the Church to Denshire in Jakiz, Creeperopolis.

Military service under Manuel IV

At the insistence of his father, Montt Álvarez enrolled in the San Salvador Imperial Military Academy in 1808 and became a military officer in the Creeperian Navy in 1812. Throughout his service under Emperor Manuel IV, he commanded ships, and later, fleets in the Senvarian Sea and had a remarkable career, significantly cracking down on piracy in the sea.

Military service under Adolfo III

By 1831, he had attained the rank of Vice Admiral, however, he had become to grow disillusioned with Manuel IV's reign, believing that he had began to turn his back on the Creeperian Catholic Church. Montt Álvarez was in San Salvador on 14 June 1833 when Adolfo III staged a revolution against Manuel IV, and he met with the new Emperor and negotiated himself a position of power.

On 15 June 1833, Adolfo III restructured the three branches of the Creeperian Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Imperial Guard). He established the positions of Supreme Caudillo, Chief Admiral, and Chief Guard, which would be the commanders of their respective branch. Adolfo III appointed Montt Álvarez as the first Chief Admiral of Creeperopolis.

Invasion of Rakeo

Captain General of Rakeo

Montt Álvarez in 1857.

Personal life

El Capitán General, 1862.

Montt Álvarez married Melina María Yagüe y Rodríguez in 1817 and they had seven children:

  • Concepción María Montt y Yagüe (1820–1888)
  • María Fátima Montt y Yagüe (1822–1858)
  • Jorge Alfonso Montt y Yagüe (1824–1883)
  • Isabela Bertila Montt y Yagüe (1827–1892)
  • Alberto Martín Montt y Yagüe (1830–1866)
  • Gloria Consuela Montt y Yagüe (1833–1891)
  • Adolfo Alexander Montt y Yagüe (1835–1886)

Assassination

A depiction of the assassination.

On 1 May 1867, while attending a play at the Antonio-Cylon Main Theater in San Miguel de Martínez, three assassins threw a Arjena bomb at Montt Álvarez while he was in his booth. The explosion killed Montt Álvarez and 22 other people, and injured a further 36. Immediately after the assassination, Josuo Havat, who was identified as having thrown the device was beaten to death by police officers at the scene. The two other assassins, Rajano Cevey and Ana Genati, were eventually arrested and publicly hanged in front of the theater on 5 May 1867.

In the subsequent months following the assassination, ethnic Rakeoians were attacked and often killed by Creeperans in retribution for the assassination. In some instances, policemen and soldiers were also involved in such attacks and killings. An estimated 500 to 1,000 Rakeoians were killed in May and June 1867 as a sort of anti-Rakeoian sentiment and revenge for the assassination. Montt Álvarez's successor as Captain General, Admiral Alexander Sandoval Ménjiva, did nothing to stop the attacks and killings.

Legacy

A statue of Montt Álvarez in San Miguel de Martínez.

Orders, awards, and decorations

 Creeperopolis

Ancestry

See also