Portrait of Baldomero Espartero (1793-1879), 1st Duke de la Victoria (1839), 1st Duke of Morella (1840), Ministry of Defence (1837-1838), President of the Government (Prime Minister) of Spain (1837; 1840-1841; 1854-1856), Regent of Spain (1840-1843), Captain General of the Armies (1838), 1841
Don Joaquín Baldomero Fernández-Espartero y Alvarez de Toro, 1st Prince of Vergara, 1st Duke of la Victoria, 1st Duke of Morella, 1st Count of Luchana, 1st Viscount of Banderas (27 February 1793 – 8 January 1879) was a Spanish general and politician, who served as the Regent of Spain. He also served as Prime Minister of Spain three times. He was associated with the radical (or progressive) faction of Spanish liberalism and would become their symbol and champion after taking credit for the victory over the Carlists during 1839. His noble title, Duke of La Victoria was granted by Isabella II to him as a result.
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