Hanrel Mata in 1948
|Born||14 April 1892|
Teraxi Yú, Andamonia
|Died||11 March 1961 (aged 68)|
Zadé Axochizin, Andamonia
|Years of service||1914 - 1953|
|Battles/wars||Great Astyrian War|
Hanrel Mata (14 April 1892 – 11 March 1961) was a field marshal who led Andamonia's military in the Great Astyrian War and the Trophy Wars. He was personally responsible for the occupation of the Usmalím in the 1920s and for holding Trellinese forces at a stalemate in the Trophy Wars. A graduate of the Kobolis Military Academy, he returned to his home country in 1914 and by the outbreak of war in 1920 was one of the empire's most senior officers. It is sometimes argued that Mata was responsible for the Great Astyrian War becoming a pan-Astyrian conflict. In his own lifetime he was considered the most talented general in modern Andamonian history, and he remains an acclaimed figure within Andamonia. His successful recapture of Rha'gutza and Khorvu earned him the nickname 'the Liberator'. In contrast, he is regarded as a symbol of Andamonian tyranny in the Trophy Ports, and his legacy in eastern Trellin is seen as controversial and largely negative.
Cevrazu Hanrel Mata International Airport is named after him.
- Wright & Apollo, "Trophy Ports, Trellin, Andamonia, and Southern Astyria", 16 February 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2015.