Person - Tro Ortolano, Juan de (1814-1875)

Tro Ortolano, Juan de (1814-1875)




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Alicante (España)  1814-06-24 - Madrid (España)  1875-04-07


Juan de Tro y Ortolano was a Spanish lawyer, archivist, and politician. He graduated in Law and worked as a lawyer, secretary of the Madrid Economic Society. He was also a professor at the Spanish School of Palaeography and Diplomatics since 1849 and of the Diplomatic School 1856, as well as a member of the Spanish Academy of Archeology and of the Spanish Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation. He is the author of a volume on Paleography and parliamentary deputy in the last term of the reign of Isabel II. Thanks to his political connections, after several attempts he managed to be appointed director of the Archivo Histórico Nacional (AHN; National Historical Archive) in 1867, becoming the second director of this institution. The following year he was dismissed after the overthrow of Isabel II, losing his chairs too. He would not be able to recover the position of AHN director until 1874, during the authoritarian rule of Serrano that preceded the end of the Republic. He would hardly enjoy the position for a year.


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Alicante (España) in 1814-06-24

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Madrid (España) in 1875-04-07





Torreblanca López, Agustín. Noticia de los Directores del Archivo Histórico Nacional (1866-1953). [Copia digital]. Madrid : Asociación Nacional de Archiveros, Bibliotecarios, Arqueólogos y Documentalistas, 1978-. XLVI (1996), n. 1 ; p. 33-62.(texto completo)


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