Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez

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

Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez
Portrait of Cabañeras Gutiérrez.
Portrait of Cabañeras Gutiérrez.
1st Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis
In office
15 June 1833 – 29 September 1844
MonarchAdolfo III
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byManuel Cabañeras Carpio
Personal details
Born
Miguel Martín Cabañeras Gutiérrez

11 April 1765
San Romero, San Romero, Creeperopolis
Died29 September 1844(1844-09-29) (aged 79)
San Salvador, San Salvador, Creeperopolis
Nationality Creeperopolis
Spouse(s)
Amelia Carpio Rodríguez
(m. 1809; died 1843)
Children4
RelativesCabañeras Family
Alma materSan Salvador Imperial Military Academy
OccupationMilitary officer, government minister
Military service
Nickname(s)MCG
Allegiance Creeperopolis
Branch/serviceCreeperopolis Creeperian Army
Years of service1780–1790, 1833–1844
RankChief Field Marshal Chief Field Marshal
CommandsCreeperian Army
Battles/warsWar of the Creeperian Succession
Revolution of 1833
Great Surian War
First Senvarian Insurgency

Miguel Martín Cabañeras Gutiérrez (11 April 1765 – 29 September 1844) was the first Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis and the first Chief Field Marshal of the Creeperian Army.

Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez supported the Salvadorists during the War of the Creeperian Succession against the Manuelists from 1783 to 1790. He aided the rise of Emperor Adolfo III during the Revolution of 1833 and led the Creeperian Army in the First Senvarian Insurgency beginning the series of violence between Creeperopolis and its two departments of Senvar and Sonsatepan.

Early Life

Military Career

Pre-War

War of Succession

Exile

Revolution

The grandson of Salvador III, Adolfo Martínez Schuessler, became an officer in the Creeperian Army in 1826. As a Lieutenant-General, Adolfo gathered a following of soldiers who supported him, and many wished to establish him on the throne, as Manuel IV was growing old and was becoming an unpopular Emperor. Soldiers in the army began to only take orders from Adolfo by 1833. Manuel IV had enough of what he believed to be a mutiny against his orders, and stripped Adolfo of his rank and kicked him out of the Imperial Army on June 12, 1833.

Upon hearing of the firing of Adolfo, many Generals and Field Marshals grew a bad taste for Manuel IV and defected to the cause of Adolfo. Adolfo had begun to rally up supporters in Helam and began marching his troops to San Salvador on June 13.

Manuel IV realized that the military is turning against him and orders for Adolfo's arrest, along with the arrest of any supporters. Manuel IV had Field Marshal Fidel Amaro Sánchez order the troops following Adolfo to arrest him, but the soldiers refused to listen. Amaro was then arrested by Adolfo's soldiers and executed via firing squad, marking the beginning of the Revolution of 1833.

Upon hearing the death of his most loyal Field Marshall, Manuel IV ordered the palace guards to arm themselves and defend the Imperial Palace of Creeperopolis to the death while he and his family hid within the palace preparing for the end, as the entire military has turned against him.

Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez, was recuited by Adolfo to depose Manuel IV from power. Adolfo promoted Miguel to Chief Field Marshal, signaling to the soldiers and officers that Adolfo is declaring himself as the true Emperor of Creeperopolis.

The soldiers arrived at the Imperial Palace at 12 noon and began to fire at the palace guards defending the palace. The well trained soldiers overwhelmed the outside defenders and infiltrated the palace. Cabañeras declared that no-quarter will be given to the palace guards, leading to very heavy guard fatalities.

The army had secured the palace by 3pm and had Manuel IV and his family captured and arrested.

At 3:30pm, Adolfo had Manuel IV and his heir, Grand Prince Manuel Martínez Figueroa, executed to prevent any claimant from Manuel IV's lineage arising to challenge his own power. The rest of his family was placed under house arrest and moved to the Salvador Imperial Palace, where Adolfo had been held prisoner throughout most of his childhood.

Adolfo declared himself Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans, Adolfo III, at 4pm, thus beginning his reign over Creeperopolis and establishing Salvador III's lineage on the Imperial throne of Creeperopolis.

Later that day, Adolfo III was given a letter from Pope Gregorio XVI himself congratulation him on his rise to power. He hopes that Adolfo III can revive and strengthen Creeperopolis's Creeperian Catholic heritage. As a token of gratitude, Adolfo promoted Miguel to Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis on June 15, 1833.

Minister of Defense

Senvar

Adolfo III and Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez vastly expanded the military power of Creeperopolis during his reign. On March 1, 1839, Adolfo III gave an ultimatum to the neighboring Kingdom of Senvar to accept a peaceful annexation into Creeperopolis or face a devastating invasion. King Wilhelm III's military advisors begged him to refuse the ultimatum and go to war with Creeperopolis but he knew that his military was no match for Adolfo III and Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez's military might so he caved into the ultimatum.

Senvar was absorbed into Creeperopolis on March 5, 1839 and Adolfo III was declared King Adolfo I of Senvar. Wilhelm III was given compensation by free residence at the Palace of Puerto Sonsatepan and Adolfo III promised that he and his family will be cared for. He gave Wilhelm III power over the administration of Puerto Sonsatepan as a vassal to him.

Many Senvarians refused to accept Creeperian rule, however. Senvarian monarchists, loyalists, and nationalists, under the command of the King's brother, Frederick Schuessler I, fought the Creeperans refusing to accept annexation. The First Senvarian Insurgency, also called the First Senvarian Insurgency, was Adolfo III's first true military conflict against a determined enemy.

Death

Miguel Cabañeras Gutiérrez lead the Creeperans during the First Senvarian Insurgency from 1839 until his death in 1844 at the age of 79.

Orders and Decorations

Domestic Decorations

Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
Creeperopolis Creeperopolis 1833 Imperial Order of Miguel the Great OI MIG
Imperial Cross of Alfonso the Great OC ALG
Imperial Order of Manuel the Great OI MAG
Order of the Crusaders’ Cross First Class OCC PC
Order of the Crusaders’ Cross Second Class OCC SC
Order of the Star of the White Rose First Class OERB PC
Order of the Star of the White Rose Second Class OERB SC
Imperial Order of Valor and Bravery OI VB
Imperial Order of the Cross of Carlos the Martyr OI CCM
Order of the Golden Star’s Cross First Class OCEO PC
Order of the Golden Star’s Cross Second Class OCEO SC
1780
1783
1785
1833
1834
1839
1845
Star of the Imperial Army x7
(1845 posthumous)
EEI

Foreign Decorations

Country Date Decoration Post-nominal letters
Flag of the Papal States (1825-1870).svg State of the Church 1833 Supreme Order of Christ OSC
1834 Order of the Papal Star OEP
1833 Order of the Sacred Cross OCS

Gallery

See Also

Political offices
Preceded by
Position Established
Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis
June 15, 1833 – September 29, 1844
Succeeded by
Chief Field Marshal Manuel Cabañeras Carpio