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BARANDA, Pedro Sainz de (bah-ran'-dah), Mexican naval officer, born in Campeche, 13 March 1787; died in Merida, Yucatan, 16 September 1845. He studied in Ferrol, Spain, and served in the Spanish navy during the war with England, being present at Trafalgar and other battles. During the revolutionary war of Mexico, Baranda left the service of Spain, was appointed chief of the Mexican naval forces, and besieged the castle of San Juan de Uhua, still held by the Spaniards, until they surrendered to the military chief Barragan. After that Baranda retired from the naval service and filled several important civil offices.
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