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Solana, Javier (1942- )




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1942-07-14 - existente actualmente


Spanish politician, ambassador, physician and professor.

In Spain, Solana has been a deputy of PSOE for Madrid in the Constituent, I, II, III, IV and V Legislatures, in which he has been the Minister of Culture (1982-1988), Spokesperson of the Government (1985-1988), Minister of Education and Sciences (1988-1992), of Foreign Affairs (1992-1995), with Felipe González's governments.

Moreover, he has held significant international posts, such as the Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999), High Representative of the European Union Board of Foreign Politics and Common Security (1999-2000) and Commander in Chief of EUFOR (1999-2009).

From 1975, Solana is a professor in Solid State Physics at the Complutense University of Madrid. Currently he works in ESADE, teaching the chair in Democratic Leadership and Governing, and he frequently writes think pieces for several mass media and opinion forums.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

Date of the event: 1977-07-13 - 1979-01-02


Internal Structure-Genealogy:

Es nieto del pedagogo Ezequiel Solana y sobrino nieto del político y escritor Salvador de Madariaga.





Cabinet officers

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 1977-07-02 and 1995-12-13 Obs.:  Diputado en las Legislaturas Constituyente, I, II, III, IV y V



Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1942-07-14


Menéndez, Manuel Ángel. Fontes, Ignacio. Quién es quién: sus señorías los diputados : atlas de la democracia parlamentaria española. Manuel Ángel Menéndez Gijón, Ignacio Fontes. Tres Cantos (Madrid): Foca. 931 p.. 84-95440-25-3.

Urquijo y Goitia, José Ramón de. Gobiernos y ministros españoles en la Edad Contemporánea. 2ª ed. corr. y aum.. José Ramón Urquijo Goitia. Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. 2008. 596 p.. 978-84-00-08737-1.

Related Authorities

Temporary relationships :

Becerril, Soledad (1944-)  - Later (He/She is the successor of; Ministro de Cultura de España)

Fernández Ordóñez, Francisco (1930-1992)  - Later (He/She is the successor of; Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de España)

See predecessors

González Márquez, Felipe (1942-)  ( He/She is a member of the Government; Ministro de Cultura de España, Portavoz del Gobierno de España, Ministro de Educación y Ciencia de España, Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de España )

Associative relations :

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of; Ministro )

Ministerio de Cultura (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of; Ministro )

Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of; Ministro )

Partido Socialista Obrero Español  ( He/She is a member of )

Riera Mercader, Josep María (1952-2007)  ( It has as a member )

Salinas Bonmatí, Jaime (1925-2011)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (España, 1970-)  ( Es profesor en )

Family relationships :

Madariaga, Salvador de (1886-1978)  - Collateral (He/She is the nephew/niece of)

Solana, Luis (1935-)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Solana Remirez, Ezequiel (1863-1932)  - Descendant (He/She is the grandson/granddaughter of)

See ancestors


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