Person - Herrera Santa Cruz, Gonzalo José de (1761-1818)

Herrera Santa Cruz, Gonzalo José de (1761-1818)




Preferred form:

Herrera Santa Cruz, Gonzalo José de (1761-1818)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

La Habana  1761-05-14 - La Habana  1818-05-03


He was a noble and a government representative. He was the Marquis of Casa Herrera and 1st Count of Fernandina. He was the son of Miguel Antonio de Herrera Chacón and Luisa Teresa Beltrán de Santa Cruz. He continued his military career and by 1805 he held the positions of mayor of Havana and perpetual alderman of the Santa Hermandad. He was an outstanding member of the Economic Society of Friends of the Country and of the Royal Consulate of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce ("Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País y del Real Consulado de Agricultura, Industria y Comercio"). Like other landowners, he benefited from the extraordinary economic growth of the island through the exploitation of the sugar mills. He was elected government representative to the Cortes of 1813 (parliament) and became also vice-president. His ennoblement took place in 1792 with the concession of the Marquisate of Casa Herrera, which, around 1815 was exchanged for the title of Count of Fernandina. He received the title of "greatness of Spain" posthumously in 1819. He was also named Knight of the Order of Charles III. In 1786 he married his cousin María Josefa Ramona de Jesús de Herrera Chacón.

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Legislators in  Cuba (capitanía general, jurisdicción antigua)



Cádiz (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

La Habana in 1761-05-14

Lugar de Defunción:

La Habana in 1818-05-03


Title of Nobility:

Fernandina, condes de




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

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Family relationships :

Herrera Chacón, Tomasa María  - Collateral (He/She is the nephew/niece of)

Herrera Chacón, Miguel Antonio de  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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