Don Carlos Gravina
highly thought-of Spanish naval officer, Don Carlos Gravina's
career included operations during the great siege of Gibraltar
and being part of the French invasion fleet for San
Trafalgar he advised
Admiral Villeneuve to
act cautiously but when the Franco-Spanish fleet sallied
out to battle he fought with courage on his flagship Principe
being badly wounded he took command of the surviving vessels
in the fleet when Villeneuve was captured and ordered a
return to Cadiz.
died from the effects of his wounds the following year.