I’m getting obsessed with him, and I know him so little.
He was a real patriot.
Josep Moragues i Mas (1669-1715) was a Catalan general during the War of the Spanish Succession. He fought on the Archduke Charles side.
After Barcelona was defeated on September 11, 1714, he tried to sail to Majorca in order to continue the resistance against Philippist invasion, but he was betrayed and imprisoned. He was tortured and finally executed on May 27, 1715. His corpse was butchered, the head placed inside a cage which was hanged in the streets for 12 years. This was intended as a warning for those who might rebel against the new King’s power