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Juan De Miralles

Birth
Alicante, Provincia de Alacant, Valenciana, Spain
Death 28 Apr 1780 (aged 66)
Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 71757544 · View Source
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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.

Gravesite Details Temporary burial; the body was later moved.

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  • Created by: Dan Silva
  • Added: 21 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 71757544
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Juan De Miralles (23 Jul 1713–28 Apr 1780), Find A Grave Memorial no. 71757544, citing First Presbyterian Churchyard, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Dan Silva (contributor 46781334) .