Luis Rebolledo de Palafox y Melci, 1st marqués de Lazán (June 2, 1772, Zaragoza – December 28, 1843, Madrid) was an Aragonese officer and general during the Spanish War of Independence. Alongside his brother José de Palafox, the Duke of Saragossa, Lazán was a national hero in 19th century Spain for his defence of Saragossa from the French Imperial armies in 1808 and 1809.
Lazán was born to Juan Felipe Rebolledo de Palafox and doña Paula Melci de Eril and educated at the Escuelas Pías in Zaragoza. In 1809 he commanded an army in the campaign for Catalonia, winning a notable success at Castellón. Upon the restoration of Ferdinand VII to the Spanish Crown in 1814 (Treaty of Valençay), Lazán aligned himself with the reactionary party defending Ferdinand's absolute monarchy and opposing the liberal Constitution of 1812. From 1815 to 1820 Lazán served as Captain General of Aragon.
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