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Juan De Miralles
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1713
Alicante
Valenciana, Spain
Death: Apr. 28, 1780
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA

First Commissioner of Spain to the United States. Miralles settled in Havana, Cuba around 1740, where he became a successful merchant. Miralles was chosen in 1777 to represent Spain as a secret agent to establish friendly economic relations. Spain attempted to remain neutral in Revolutionary War, but Miralles convinced his native land to join the American cause in exchange for the guarentee that Spain would control Florida after the war. Miralles was to be named Spain's first ambassador to the U.S., but feel ill with "pulmonic fever" while visiting Washington's headquarters in Morristown, N.J., and died within days. 
 
Note: Temporary burial; the body was later moved.
 
Burial:
First Presbyterian Churchyard
Morristown
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Created by: Dan Silva
Record added: Jun 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71757544
 

 
 
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