Nava, Pedro De
NAVA, PEDRO DE (17?–18?). Pedro de Nava, commander in chief of the Provincias Internas, was born to a noble family in the Canary Islands, most likely in the early to middle 1730s. A military calling led him to enlist on December 1, 1753, as a cadet in the Spanish infantry. Subsequently, he served in the Canary Island militia and in the infantry regiment of León. Don Pedro received appointment as commandant of the Caracas Battalion on August 5, 1781, and in the same year achieved the rank of colonel. His promotion to brigadier was conferred on January 14, 1789.