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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.


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.


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.

Federico Pezet y Tirado

Elizabeth Emma Alcock Eastted

Carolina Corbacho