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Person - Ostolaza Ríos, Blas Gregorio de (1771-1835)

Ostolaza Ríos, Blas Gregorio de (1771-1835)




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Ostolaza Ríos, Blas Gregorio de (1771-1835)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Trujillo (La Libertad, Perú)  1771 - València (España)  1835-08-06


He was the Dean of the Cathedral of Murcia and a government representative in the Cadiz Cortes (parliament).

He was the son of Cristóbal de Ostolaza, a lieutenant colonel of Militias and alderman of Trujillo (Peru), and of Ana Josefa Martínez de los Ríos.

He studied Theology in Trujillo and Law in Lima. He worked as a lawyer at the court of this city. He held the Chair of Laws and Canons at his University.

His political activity in Spain began when he accompanied Ferdinand VII to France during his captivity as his chaplain and confessor. The French expelled him because of his activities in favor of the King's return to Spain, leading him to San Sebastian as a prisoner. In 1810 he escaped from prison and went to Cadiz. In 1811 he is elected Government Representative of the viceroyalty of Peru.

He was one of the greatest defenders of the restoration of Ferdinand VII. Once Ferdinand VII was reinstated, he was appointed commander of the Order of Isabella the Catholic.

While in Madrid, he founded the biweekly newspaper El Fernandino in July 1814. In 1816 he moved to Murcia, where he became the Dean of the Cathedral, resigning the bishopric of Osma and Cadiz. During the Liberal Triennium (1820-1823) he was arrested as one of the sixty-nine government representatives who signed the manifesto against the Cortes (parliament) and was detained in the Convent of San Pablo de la Breña. He was later locked up in the Monastery of San Francisco in Granada. From there he was taken to Murcia, where he was locked up in the prison of the Inquisition. Several times the fanatic liberals asked for his head, and there was a riot in front of the prison. In June 1821, the Royal Court decided to release him on bail.

In 1822 he was stabbed by some anonymous people and was seriously injured. In 1823 he was again imprisoned and deported to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

At the end of that period and when he already returned to Murcia, he lived a period of tranquility until the death of Ferdinand VII. A military commission, in view of the suspicion that his old relationship with Don Carlos made him conspire in favor of the latter, imprisoned him in the prison of Ostolaza, Valencia. There he remained for two years despite the reports made in his favor by the City Council of Murcia.

In 1835 there was a popular uprising during which he was imprisoned and shot in the city of Valencia.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814



(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Diputados in  Perú (virreinato, jurisdicción antigua)

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Lugar de Residencia:

Cádiz (España)

Lugar de Residencia:

Madrid (España)

Lugar de Residencia:

Murcia (España)

Prisionero en:

València (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Trujillo (La Libertad, Perú) in 1771

Lugar de Defunción:

València (España) in 1835-08-06


Diccionario biográfico de parlamentarios españoles. 1, Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1814 [Madrid]: Cortes Generales, Servicios de Publicaciones. 1 disco (CD-ROM). 978-84-7943-386-4 .

García León, José María. Los diputados doceañistas : una aproximación al estudio de los diputados de las Cortes Generales y Extraordinarias (1810-1813). José Mª García León. [Cádiz]: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. 2 v. (808 p.). 84-89736-51-0.

GIL NOVALES, Alberto: Diccionario biográfico de España (1808-1833) De los orígenes del liberalismo a la reacción absolutista. Madrid, 2010.

Related Authorities

Audiencia de Lima  ( Es empleado en/trabaja en )

Associative relations :

Fernández Golfín, Francisco (1767-1831)  ( Es enemigo/ está enfrentado con/ esta la oposición de )

Fernando VII (1784-1833, rey de España)  ( Es confesor de )

Orden de Isabel la Católica (España)  ( Es miembro de )

Family relationships :

Ostolaza Ríos, José Ramón (1772-1815)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

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