Person - Alcalá Galiano, Antonio (1789-1865)

Alcalá Galiano, Antonio (1789-1865)




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Cádiz (España)  1789-06-22 - Madrid (España)  1865-04-10


Spanish politician, soldier, jurist and writer. He belonged to a very influential family in the military field. His parents were the sailor Dionisio Alcalá Galiano, and María de la Consolación Fernández de Villavicencio y de la Serna. Antonio was the uncle of the writer Juan Valera, and his uncle was the General Captain of the Armed Forces and the Regent of the Kingdom, Juan María de Villavicencio y de la Serna. After studying at the Royal School "Purísima Concepción de Cabra", Antonio went through the Mediterranean Sea along with his father. In 1806, he joined the Spanish Marine Guards as a cadet, and next year he became an armourer in Sevilla. On 8th November 1808 he got married with María Dolores Aguilar, and both had child. Antonio quitted the military career in 1812. He also took part in the conspiracy which ended with the victory of Rafael Riego in 1820 and the announcement of the Constitution of Cadiz, abolished by Fernando VII. Antonio was considered as a great orator and supporter of liberalism during the Liberal Triennium. Antonio was also a member of the Freemasonry. After voting against Fernando VII in 1823, he had to go into exile to London. Antonio was the Minister of the Navy in 1836 and Minister of Public Works on April 1865. He also was elected deputy in 1822 for Cadiz, keeping the same position along ten legislatures for Cádiz, Pontevedra, Barcelona y Madrid until his death.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823







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London (England, United Kingdom)  Obs.:  Exilio

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Cádiz (España) in 1789-06-22

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Madrid (España) in 1865-04-10




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Alcalá Galiano, Antonio María (1767-1826)  - Collateral (He/She is the nephew/niece of)

Alcalá Galiano, Vicente (1757-1810)  - Collateral (He/She is the nephew/niece of)

Alcalá-Galiano Pineda, Dionisio (1760-1805)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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