Person - Uribe, Vicente (1897-1961)

Uribe, Vicente (1897-1961)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Bilbao (Bizkaia, España)  1897 - Praga (Bohemia Central, República Checa)  1961-06-11


Spanish politician and communist. Metal worker and member of the Spanish Communist Party from 1923, leading it from 1927. Uribe was Minister of Agriculture during the Spanish Civil War, in Largo Caballero's Republican Government (5th September 1936 - 18th May 1937) and Juan Negrín's one (18th May 1937 - 1st February 1939). He was the driving force of the agricultural reform, fostered by the Communist Party, which tried to establish the Second Republic in the midst of the Civil War. Uribe's 1938 work is highly significant: "The problem of the Spanish nationalities in light of the Civil War for the Spanish Republic's independence". Uribe was the leader of the Communist Party in his exile in Mexico during the II World War. After Jesús Hernandez's expulsion from the party in 1944, he passed to the second place of PCE's leadership. He moved from Mexico to Paris on May 1946, along with Antonio Mije, and lived there. On 7th September 1950, the French Ministry of the Interior declared Spanish communists illegal, which became persecuted by the law. Thus, Vicente Uribe, Antonio Mije and Enrique Líster moved to Prague.

On February 1956 Uribe attended to the XX Congress of PCUS in Moscow. Dolores Ibárruri invited Fernando Claudín to the Congress, with the aim of knowing and getting the increasing prominence of Santiago Carrillo within the party in Paris under control. Claudín condemned Uribe and La Pasionaria just like he did with Stalin in the XX Congress. In the Plenary Meeting of the Political Board of PCE, held in Bucharest on April and May 1956, the nine members (Dolores Ibárruri, Santiago Carrillo, Antonio Mije, Ignacio Gallego, Manuel Delicado, Cristóbal Errandonea, Vicente Uribe, Enrique Líster and Fernando Claudín) tried to solve the crisis of Moscow. Some days later, Dolores negotiated with Carrillo, so the crisis finally was solved with Uribe's fall, accused him of being the scapegoat and of "personality cult", in the midst of the post-Stalinism. Uribe's expulsion, replaced by Santiago Carrillo's team, took place in the Plenary Meeting of the Central Committee, held in the RDA between 25th July and 4th August 1956. Finally, Uribe died in Prague on 11th July 1961. He was married with Teresa García, and both had five children.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939





Legislators between 1936 and 1939



José Ignacio Gracia Noriega, El «federalismo igualitario» y Vicente Uribe, La Nueva España, 22 de julio de 2001

Gregorio Morán, Miseria y grandeza del Partido Comunista de España 1939-1985, Planeta (Espejo de España 122), Barcelona 1986, 648 páginas

Related Authorities

Carrillo, Santiago (1915-2012)  ( He/She is friend with )

Associative relations :

Ibárruri, Dolores (1895-1989)  ( He/She is friend with )

Largo Caballero, Francisco (1869-1946)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Líster, Enrique (1907-1994)  ( He/She is friend with )

Mije García, Antonio (1905-1976)  ( He/She is friend with )

Negrín, Juan (1892-1956)  ( He/She is a member of the Government )

Partido Comunista de España  ( He/She is a member of )

Partido Comunista de España. Congreso (5º, 1954, Praga, República Checa)  ( He/She is a member of )

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