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Person - Castejón Martínez de Arizala, Rafael (1893-1986)

Castejón Martínez de Arizala, Rafael (1893-1986)




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Fechas de existencia:

Córdoba (España)  1893 - Córdoba (España)  1986


Spanish veterinarian, physician and senior professor. Official columnist of Córdoba, cherished son of that province and honorary academic of different institutions. Son of Federico Castejón and Dolores Martínez de Arizala. In 1913, when he was 20 years old, he graduated with mayor grades in the faculty of Veterinary of Córdoba. In 1926, he graduated in Medicine in the University of Seville. He was a military veteran by public examination until 1916, the year that he started to work as auxiliary professor in the faculty of Veterinary of Córdoba.

He tried to spread the research and chemistry applied to veterinary, becoming a zootechnician of great importance. He collaborated and was editor for different scientific magazines such as "Archivos de Zootecnia", and he participated and organized numerous congress and scientific meetings.

He was one of the founding members of the Centro Andaluz of Córdoba, and one of the responsable for the Manifiesto a la Nación (1917), where characters as Manuel Ruiz-Maya and Eloy Vaquero collaborated too.

He belonged to the Junta Liberalista and participated in the discussion on the Anteproyecto de Bases del Estatuto de Autonomía of Andalucía of the Congreso Regionalista of Córdoba (1933). He was a member of the Partido Republicano Radical and was General Director of the health system in 1935, with Eloy Vaquero as Minister of Employment, Health and Justice. Finally, he presented for the elections of February 1936, for the Partido Republicano, insede of the Alianza Republicana. Rafael Castejón and his brother Federico, who we deputies from a very early age, played a key role on the development of the Andalusian expression.

The outbreak of the Spanish Civil War meant a threat for the family, who highlighted for their liberal ideias and clearly supported the regionalism. He was arrested in September 1936 in the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, being later exiled to Orense.

He developed works on the Arabian-Andalusian-Cordoban culture and its heritage recovery. We can highlight the commission created in 1924 for the project of the sites of Medina Azahara.

He joined the Real Academia de Ciencias, Bellas Letras y Nobles Artes of Córdoba in 1917, becoming its Director in 1959.

He was granted with the silver medallion of Córdoba.



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Córdoba (España) in 1893

Lugar de Defunción:

Córdoba (España) in 1986

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Family relationships :

Castejón Martínez de Arizala, Federico (1888-1972)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

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Biblioteca Nacional de España


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