Ramon Cabrera, count of Morella, a Spanish general, born at Tortosa in Catalonia, Aug. 31, 1810. When civil war broke out in 1833, after the death of Ferdinand VII., between the partisans of his brother Don Carlos and Queen Isabella II., Cabrera joined the Carlists at the head of a small band of guerillas, and made himself remarkable both by his valor and cruelty. His zeal for the Carlist cause, which he considered that of the church, became ferocity when, in 1836, his mother was put to death by Agustin Nogueras, one of the queen's generals. In revenge he laid waste Aragon, Valencia, and Andalusia, and showed no mercy to the Christinists who fell into his hands. Having taken the fortress of Morella, he was in 1838 made by Don Carlos lieutenant general and count of Morella, and continued the struggle even after Maroto's surrender to Espartero at Vergara, but was finally compelled to escape to France (July 6,1840), where he was arrested and imprisoned for a short time. Although in 1845 he opposed the abdication of Don Carlos in favor of his son, the count de Montemolin, he accompanied the count to London in September, 1846, and endeavored without success to create an interest in his favor.
After the French revolution of 1848 he landed in Catalonia, and was defeated and severely wounded at Pasteral, Jan. 27, 1849. Escaping once more to France, he went thence to England. In the. interest of the Carlists he visited Naples in July, 1850, with his wife, an English woman, but was expelled, and has since lived in retirement.