1845 - 1898
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country of citizenship: Spain
languages spoken, written or signed: Spanish
occupation: explorer, naval officer, politician
Fernando Villaamil Fernández-Cueto (November 23, 1845 – July 3, 1898) was a Spanish naval officer, remembered for his internationally recognized professionalism, for being the inventor of the destroyer warship and for his death in action during the naval Battle of Santiago de Cuba of the Spanish–American War, being the highest ranking Spanish officer to suffer this fate in that conflict. Source: Wikipedia (en)
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