Person - León y Castillo, Fernando (1842-1918)

León y Castillo, Fernando (1842-1918)




Preferred form:

León y Castillo, Fernando (1842-1918)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Telde (Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España)  1842-11-30 - Biarritz (Pirineos Atlánticos, Francia)  1918-03-12


Spanish politician and diplomat. Law degree from the Central University of Madrid. He was civil governor of Granada and Valencia and parliamentary deputy for Gran Canaria as well as Senator of the Kingdom. He was Minister for Overseas and for the Interior and in 1887 he was appointed ambassador to France. The title of Marquis de Muni was granted by Queen Regent Maria Cristina de Habsburgo‑Lorraine, in 1900, for his political career. In 1902, he developed a draft for a new Franco‑Spanish treaty, in which the Spanish area in Morocco was extended. He participated in the Algeciras Conference (1906) and defended the Spanish neutral policy during the First World War.

World War, 1914-1918

Date of the event: 1914 - 1918



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Cabinet officers

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Spanish Ambassadors in  París (Isla de Francia, Francia)




Lugar de Nacimiento:

Telde (Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, España) in 1842-11-30

Lugar de Defunción:

Biarritz (Pirineos Atlánticos, Francia) in 1918-03-12


Title of Nobility:

Muni, marqueses de

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Castillo-Olivares y Van de Walle, Fernando del (1900-1966)  - Progenitor (He/She is the grandfather/grandmother of)

See successors

Ministerio de Ultramar (España)  ( He/She works for )

Associative relations :

Quiñones de León, José María (1873-1957)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España


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