Juli Busquets
Person - Busquets, Julio (1932-2001)

Busquets, Julio (1932-2001)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Barcelona (España)  1932-05-16 - Barcelona (España)  2001-07-21


Spanish soldier, professor and politician.

Busquets graduated from the Military General School of Zaragoza, the Military Engineers School, the General Staff School of Madrid and the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, where he obtained the PhD in 1966. He was Professor in Sociology at the University of Barcelona from 1961. He was a member of Military Engineers Body (1950-1977), from which he resigned with the commanding officer grade, and ran in the first democratic elections after Franco dictatorship. During his period as a soldier, he taught at the Application of Engineers School and the military service for university students. Moreover, he was assigned to the Teaching Management, General Captaincy of Catalonia and the Engineer Regiment of Barcelona and Salamanca.

Busquets was a member of Forja, a catholic association for soldiers with a renewal ideology, which was closed down in 1959. Then, he began to carry out an ideological spreading task at "Pensamiento y Acción", Colonel Delgado Piñar's magazine, which was also closed down in 1961. In 1974, Busquets was one of the founders of Democratic Military Union along with Luis Otero, José Martin Consuegra and the Reinlein brothers. He was arrested six times because of his membership in the progressive association, including six months at El Hacho prison (Ceuta) in 1975, the seizure of his book "El militar de Carrera" and one year exiled in Salamanca. In his book "Militares y demócratas" (1999), he wrote about the difficulties during the creation of UMD.

Busquets collaborated with the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC-PSOE), being the first secretary from its national board and helping José María "Raimon" Obiols. In the 1977 general elections he won a seat for Barcelona at the Congress of Deputies, joining the Socialist Parliamentarian Group of Catalonia. He repeated this post again until 1993, being the representative of the Commission of Defence at the Congress for 14 years, from which he was its first vice-president between 1986 and 1993.

Linked to the left-wing side of PSC, in 1955 Busquets launched the Socialist Forum platform, from which he was the president. The platform's aim was to promote some reforms to widen the internal democracy of the party, such as the restriction of mandates, incompatibility of posts or primary elections holding among others, which were assumed by PSC. In 1999 he supported Josep Borrell's candidacy. Finally, he died in Barcelona on 21st July 2001.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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



Profession (carried on by):

Commanding officers

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 1977 and 1993



Profession (carried on by):

College teachers between 1961 and 2001



Ceuta (España) between 1975 and 1975 Obs.:  Prisionero.


Madrid (España)


Zaragoza (España)


Burgos (España)


Salamanca  Obs.:  Exilio

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Barcelona (España) in 1932-05-16

Lugar de Defunción:

Barcelona (España) in 2001-07-21


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.

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Obiols i Germà, Josep Maria (1940-)  ( He/She is friend with )

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Universidad de Barcelona (España)  ( He/She works for )


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