harquebusier


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harquebusier

(ˌhɑːkwɪbəˈsɪə)
n
(Military) (formerly) a soldier armed with an arquebus. Also called: arquebusier
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Because we're comparing a musket/caliver with a carbine here, the particular emphasis will be on the Harquebusier who became a more important factor on the battlefield than the cuirassier as the war progressed.
Born in Spain, he had distinguished himself in his military service, and in 1604 Miramontes was awarded the title of "Gentleman Harquebusier of the Viceroy's Guard" ("Gentilhombre arcabucero de la guarda del virrey"), a promotion that led him to settle in Lima in 1607 (Firbas 2006: 18-19).
Artists in Peru and Bolivia invented a whole new choir of harquebusier or military angels, gloriously caparisoned and seemingly hunting for sport.