Person - Ors, Álvaro d' (1915-2004)

Ors, Álvaro d' (1915-2004)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Barcelona (España)  1915-04-14 - Pamplona (Navarra, España)  2004-02-01


He was a Spanish professor of Roman Law. Son of the intelectual Eugenio d’Ors and of the sculptor María Pérez-Peix, decisive at the formation of his disciplined personality, aesthetically refined and of an awesome creativity. Already established as professor in Santiago de Compostela, he met Palmira Lois, whom he married in 1945. They had eleven children, of which Xavier followed his steps as Romanist and Miguel was a relevant poet and writer.

He was considered one of the most prestigious Romanist of Europe of the past 20th century. It cannot be forgotten either his work as director of the University Library of the Universidad de Navarra. Due to his exquisite and deep classic formation, so he is an actual reference for the study of institutions and the Roman law, especially at the Iberian Peninsula as it is shown in his prolific and valuable work.

Among his merits and acknowledgments are outstanding:

-National Prize of Literature in 1954 with his work: “De la Guerra y de la Paz”.

-Honorary Doctor by the universities of Toulouse (1972), Coimbra (1983) and Rome "La Sapienza" (1996).

-National Research Prize in 1973.

- Cross of Alfonso X the Wise to the teaching merit in 1974.

-Great Cross of St. Raimundo de Peñafort in 1998.


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Catedráticos de Derecho between 1944-03-01 and 1985


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Barcelona (España) in 1915-04-14

Lugar de Defunción:

Pamplona (Navarra, España) in 2004-02-01

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Family relationships :

Ors, Eugenio d' (1882-1954)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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Universidad de Granada (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

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Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña, España)  ( He/She is a member of )


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