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Calomarde, Don Francisco Tadeo, Duke, statesman, was born, in 1775 at Villel in Aragon. Under Ferdinand VII. he acquired a position of great power, and favoured a reactionary policy, re-opening the monasteries and shutting up the universities. He was instrumental in reviving the Salic Law, whereby Christina was excluded from the throne. During the queen's regency at the time of Ferdinand's illness and death in 1833, he was suspected of intriguing with the Carlists, and having already excited the hatred of the nation, he was obliged to flee. He sought refuge in France, where he died in 1842 at Toulouse.