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Person - González de Vera, Francisco (1814-1896)

González de Vera, Francisco (1814-1896)




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González de Vera, Francisco (1814-1896)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Almadén (Ciudad Real, España)  1814 - 1896-07-27


Francisco González de Vera was a Spanish bibliographer and archivist. He was a man with wide and varied training, who performed an intense work in numerous official commissions of the Ministry of War. There, he worked as a librarian of the Dirección de Estado Mayor (General Staff Directorate), which led him to become an archivist of the Ministry and to be decorated with the Orders of Charles III and of Isabella I of Castile. In 1859 he was appointed director of the Archivo General Central (Central General Archive) of the Kingdom. In 1867 he became Chief of the Archives Section of the Corps and in 1875 first director of the Archivo Histórico Nacional (AHN; National Historical Archive) with previous archivist experience. He carried out an important task of institutional reorganization, expanding its funds and disassociating the AHN from the Royal Academy of History (of which it depended in practice until then, sharing a building) and performing a slow task of identification, description, and implementation in service to the public of funds. He spent nearly 20 years at the helm of the Archive, which allowed him to successfully carry out all these tasks. That culminated with the move of the head office, which began days before his death.


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Lugar de Nacimiento:

Almadén (Ciudad Real, España) in 1814

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1896-07-27





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.


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