Person - Presas Marull, José (?-1842)

Presas Marull, José (?-1842)




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Sant Feliu de Guíxols (Girona, España)  desconocida - Madrid (España)  1842


José Presas y Marull (San Felíu de Guixols, Barcelona - Madrid, 1842). He was a writer, politician and Spanish diplomat. He was accountant in the province of Granada. He settled with his family in the Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata where he studied theology and was Professor in Concepción de la Plata. When the English invasion occurred in Río de la Plata, José Presas was declared supporter of the English and had to run away to Brazil. In Rio de Janeiro, Princess Carlota Joaquina, daughter of King Charles IV of Spain, appointed him his Secretary. The Infanta wanted to replace his brother Ferdinand VII as Regent of Spain, and also she wanted to govern the South American viceroyalties creating an own throne in South America and get the independence of the territory of Río de la Plata. He returned to Spain in 1812 and was appointed Officer of the Ministry of Grace and Justice, and then, again, accountant of Granada. He published several manifests, representations and opinions. In 1822, he was appointed as Manager of Real incomes in Mexico. He was appointed Consul of Jamaica in 1838 and finally he died in Madrid in 1842


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Madrid (España) in 1842




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