Philip sent the grand commander, Don Luis Requesens, as governor-general in his place, and after some futile attempts Luis at negotiation the war went on.
The prince of Orange, Don Requesens, who had now formally entered the Calvinist communion, governor- was inexorable in laying down three conditions as general.
The situation was, however, relieved through the sudden death of Requesens (March 1576).
In 1311 a Spanish fleet, under the command of Requesens, won a considerable victory here, and his family became princes of Pantelleria until 1553, when the town was sacked by the Turks.
An annual pilgrimage from Figueras to the chapel of Nuestra Senora de Requesens, r 5 m.
Overwhelmed by the armies of Alva and Requesens and stemmed the tide of Spanish victory.