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Federico Alfonso Pezet

Federico Alfonso Pezet, British diplomat. Decorated Medal Tarapaca “for distinguished military service in war with Chile”; Order of the Liberator, by Government of Venezuela for services rendered to that country; Albert medal, of Royal Society of Arts, Commerce and Science, London.


  • Pezet, Federico Alfonso was born on July 18, 1859 in Peruvian Legation in London, England. Son of Federico Pezet y Tirado, of Peru, and Elizabeth Emma Alcock Eastted.

  • Education

    • Beaumont College, Old Windsor, England. St. George’s College, West Croyden, England. Graduate as sub-lt, in artillery, Peruvian Military Academy, Lima, 1878.

      (Doctor of Laws, Miami University, 1914. Doctor of Laws, Brown U., 1914).


    • Served through war bet. Chile and Peru, 1879-1883. Wounded at battle of Tarapaca, November 27, 1879.

      Later made prisoner and taken to Valparaiso, Chile. Exchanged and returned to service, 1880. Spanish editor, Panama Star and Herald, 1884-1886.

      Consul of Peru at Panama, 1886-1889. Consul-general, Liverpool and London, England., later New York, 1889-1899. 1st secretary of legation at Washington, 1900, and charge d’affaires and consul-general of Peru in Central America and Panama, 1904-1909.

      Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary, same, 1909. Special Electrical Engineer to Mexico and Central America, 1910-1912. Envoy Extraordinary anu Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States, since 1912.


    • Author: Peru, Its Commerce and Resources, 1893. The Question of the Pacific, 1901. A Handbook of Peru for Investors and Immigrants, 1903.

      What the Panama Canal Means to Peru, 1911. Contributor articles to American and European newspapers and mags.


    Denomination: Catholic


    Served through war bet. Chile and Peru, 1879-1883. Member Geography Society Washington, Lima Geography Society, Royal Geography Society, London, History Institute Peru, American Antiq.

    Society, Society International Law, American Academy Political and Social Science, etc. Clubs: Nacional, El Jockey (Lima), Union (New York), Metropolitan, Army and Navy (Washington).


    • Married Carolina Corbacho, of Lima, December 19, 1885.
    • father: Federico Pezet y Tirado
    • mother: Elizabeth Emma Alcock Eastted
    • spouse: Carolina Corbacho
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    Born July 18, 1859