Evaristo Pérez Castro
Person - Pérez de Castro, Evaristo (1778-1848)

Pérez de Castro, Evaristo (1778-1848)




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Pérez de Castro, Evaristo (1778-1848)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Valladolid (España)  1769-10-28 - 1849-11-28


Spanish politician, diplomatic and minister. He was the son of Pedro Antonio Pérez de Castro and María Agustina Colomera.

His family's link to Alcalá allowed him to study in the University. He began to study in the Real Seminario de Nobles de San Fernando, that was created to educate young aristocrats who were the ruling elite in the Bourbon monarchy.

He carried out different public services during the last years of the 18th century and the first decades of the 19th century. In 1789, he was appointed to be the Official in the Spanish Embassy in Vienna, Paris, and later on the General Secretary of the Cortes, thanks to his father's friendship with Godoy.

In 1800, he worked as Secretary of the Encargaduría de Negocios of Lisbon, and after a period in Madrid, he moved to Seville in 1809, where the Junta Central designated him the head of Lisbon affairs.

On 21 September 1810, he was elected substitute deputy by Valladolid. As Secretary of the Cortes of Cádiz and the Constitutional Committee, he had an important role as writer signing the Constitution of 1812.

He was elected a deputy for León in 1813, for the Cortes in 1814, and between 1817 and 1820, he held the post of minister of Spain in the Hanseatic cities. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice during the Trienio Liberal (Liberal Triennium), and between 1822 and 1823, he was appointed State Honorific Counsellor.

In 1834, he was designated Ambassador of Lisbon, where he remained after the proclamation of the Constitution of 1837. Later on, he was demanded by the Regent María Cristina to return to Spain in order to become the Prime Minister of Spain, substituting the Duke of Frías, a position he was in between 1838 and 1840.

He was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III, and he was honorary academic of San Fernando's Academy as he loved the fine arts.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814





(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Presidents between 1838 and 1840


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Valladolid (España) in 1769-10-28

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1849-11-28


Gil Novales, Alberto. Diccionario biográfico de España (1808-1833) : de los orígenes del liberalismo a la reacción absolutista. Alberto Gil Novales. Madrid: Fundación Mapfre. 3 v. (3406 p.). 978-84-9844-236-6 (Vol. 3).

Gutiérrez Torrecilla, Luis Miguel. Casado Arboniés, Manuel. Ballesteros Torres, Pedro L.. Profesores y estudiantes : biografía colectiva de la Universidad de Alcalá (1508-1836). edición al cuidado de Luis Miguel Gutiérrez Torrecilla, Manuel Casado Arboniés, Pedro Ballesteros Torres. Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá, Servicio de Publicaciones. 2013. 779 p., XXXII p. de lám. col. y n.. 978-84-15834-27-4.

Related Authorities

Argüelles, Agustín (1776-1844)  ( It has as a member; Ministro de Gobernación en su gabinete )

Associative relations :

Canga Argüelles, José (1771-1842)  ( It has as a member; Es ministro de Hacienda en su gabinete )

García Herreros, Manuel Antonio (1766-1836)  ( It has as a member; Es ministro de Gracia y Justicia en su gabinete )

Girón de las Casas, Pedro Agustín (1778-1842)  ( It has as a member; Es ministro de Guerra en su gabinete )

Ministro de Estado  ( Ocupa /Ejerce de_en )

Parga Puga, Jacobo María de (1774-1850)  ( It has as a member; Es ministro suplente de su gabinete )

Porcel Ruiz, Antonio (1755-1832)  ( It has as a member; Es ministro de Gobernación de Ultramar en su gabinete )

Presidente del Consejo de Ministros  ( Ocupa /Ejerce de_en )

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Universidad de Alcalá (1499-1836, Madrid, España)  ( He/She is awarded with )

Zayas Chacón, José Pascual (1772-1827)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )


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