Spanish general and member of the commission formed to execute the 1777 Treaty of San Idelfonso, which set the borders between the Spanish and Portuguese empires in South America. Requena led an extensive expedition to map the tributaries of the Amazon River and settle the boundaries. He later became governor and commander of the Mainas territory in what is now Peru.
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