- redirect Páez
Páez may refer to:
Usage examples of "paez".
Spies were set to watch the daring llanero, and after some days they informed their leaders that Paez had gone out unarmed, and that there was a good opportunity to seize his weapons as a preliminary to his arrest.
When the act became known to the llaneros they proclaimed Paez their general, and were ready to follow him to the death.
Joseph Antonio Paez, the leader of the band of patriot horsemen, and one of the most daring and striking figures among the liberators of South America.
After the death of his mother young Paez inherited her property in Barinas, and divided it with his sisters who were living in that town.
Spanish soldiers that this was the famous Captain Paez, who had done them so much mischief.
But this officer, who was well aware of the valor of Paez, and perceived his great influence over the people of Barinas, deemed it very imprudent to take a step that might lead to a general outbreak, and concluded to let his perilous visitor alone.
He therefore appeased his soldiers, and Paez was left unmolested in the house of his sisters.
When Paez returned home after his outing, he was told that armed men had visited the house and taken away his sword and pistols.
The versatile governor again gave way, and that night the Paez mansion was entered and he taken from his bed, put in irons, and locked up in prison.
On Garcia complaining to him of the weight of his irons and the miserable condition of the prisoners, Paez accused him of cowardice, and offered to exchange fetters with him.
When the jailor opened the door in the morning he was promptly knocked down by Paez and threatened with instant death if he made a sound.
Breaking into the guard-room, they seized the arms of the guard, set free those whose irons were not yet broken, and marched from the prison, with Paez at their head, upon the Spanish garrison, two hundred in number.
Bolivar and Paez entreated them in vain, and they declared that rather than go to the hill-country they would desert and return to their native plains, where alone they were willing to fight.
Tidings of the mutiny were brought to General Paez in his quarters and threw him into a paroxysm of rage.
Bolivar secretly detached three battalions of his best troops, including the British legion and a strong column of cavalry under General Paez, directing them to follow the guide and preserve as much silence and secrecy as possible.