Person - Dávila Sotomayor, Fernando Antonio (1783-1851)

Dávila Sotomayor, Fernando Antonio (1783-1851)




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Dávila Sotomayor, Fernando Antonio (1783-1851)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Guatemala  1783-05-15 - Guatemala  1851-07-25


He was a Presbyterian and representative. He was the son of Francisco Dávila and Narcisa Fofillo, both from Carabanchel. He studied at the University Of San Carlos (Guatemala) and then taught at the Seminary School of Ciudad Real, in Chiapas. He was elected representative in the Cádiz Cortes (parliament) in 1813, although he did not take office. At that time he occupied a curacy linked to the cathedral of Chiapas and promoted the creation of the "Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País en Ciudad Real" (Economic Society of Friends of the Country in Ciudad Real), Chiapas. He was elected again as a representative in 1820 and while he was in Madrid the process of independence of Guatemala began. He returned to America where he was appointed president of the preparatory Board of the National Council that advocated the separation of Spain and Mexico. He continued with his ecclesiastical career during the civil war and at the end of it he was declared a prisoner. However, he continued to be linked to the Church and one of his last ecclesiastical positions took him to Quetzaltenango, where he published a book about the condition of that district.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Guatemala in 1783-05-15

Lugar de Defunción:

Guatemala in 1851-07-25


Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

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