Ernst Lluch Martín
Person - Lluch, Ernest (1937-2000)

Lluch, Ernest (1937-2000)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona, España)  1937-01-21 - 2000-11-21


Spanish economist, historian and politician. Professor of History of Economic Doctrines. He was married and had three children. In 1961 he graduated in Political, Economic and Commercial Sciences from the University of Barcelona with an extraordinary end‑of‑degree award. He was Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Political and Economic Sciences of the same University.

He was expelled from the University of Barcelona for his political significance. During the dictatorship he was arrested several times for participating in social and political movements against the regime. His activism continued in Valencia, where he was vice‑dean of the Faculty of Economics and founder of the Partido Socialista del País Valenciano (Socialist Party of the Valencian Country). Once Franco died, he continued with his militant commitment and he returned to Catalonia in 1977. During the transition to democracy he was elected deputy of the Constituent Parliamentary term and re‑elected in the I, II and III parliamentary terms.

In 1982 Felipe González appointed him Minister for Health and Consumer Affairs in the first socialist government, from which and until 1986 he was faced with the most conservative sectors of the sanitary world. He also generalized the state health coverage and created the department of consumer rights for the first time in Spain.

When he left politics he focused on university, teaching and research. In 1986 he won the Chair of Economic Doctrines of the University of Barcelona and between 1989 and 1995 he was Rector of the Menéndez y Pelayo University, which relaunched a new stage of activity and international presence.

He was a great expert of the Catalan and Basque national matter, committing himself again and again in favor of Euskadi, its identity and its culture, against the violent and in favor of dialogue, seeking constitutional ways to solve the problems. He was killed by ETA on 21 November 2000.

Cortes Constituyentes, 1977-1979

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





Profession (carried on by):


Profession (carried on by):

College teachers

Cabinet officers between 1982 and 1986



Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Vilassar de Mar (Barcelona, España) in 1937-01-21

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Barcelona (España) in 2000-11-21




It belongs to:

Spanish socialists

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Related Authorities

ETA  ( Victima de ETA )

Associative relations :

González Márquez, Felipe (1942-)  ( He/She is a member of the Government )

Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo (España, 1981-2009)  ( He/She works for )

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

Universidad de Barcelona (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Universidad de Valencia (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (Santander, España)  ( He/She works for )

External Links

Biografía virtual:

Diccionario biográfico de la RAH

Página web:

Fundació Ernst Lluch

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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