Person - Fernández Villamil Curiel, Bernardo (1776-1835)

Fernández Villamil Curiel, Bernardo (1776-1835)




Preferred form:

Fernández Villamil Curiel, Bernardo (1776-1835)

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

San Roque (Cádiz, España)  1776 - València (España)  1835-02-13


He was a military and a government representative. He was the son of Antonio Fernández Villamil March and Gabriela Antonia Curiel Monsalve. He entered the army as a cadet in 1789, soon being promoted to the rank of sub-lieutenant. He moved to America and lived in Cuba and New Orleans before settling in New Spain where he joined the infantry corps. He had a close relationship with the viceroy, Felix Maria Calleja, with whom he ended up having family ties. Bernardo's wife, María Josefa de la Gándara, who he married in San Luis de Potosí, was the cousin of Félix María Calleja's wife, María Francisca de la Gándara. The couple had eight children.

He was very active in the actions against Mexican insurgents, one of which ended with the arrest of Miguel Hidalgo. As a result, he was appointed governor of the New kingdom of León and promoted to colonel. It was precisely these obligations that prevented him from attending the Cádiz Cortes (parliament) for which he was elected Government Representative of San Luis de Potosí. In 1819, before the declaration of independence from Mexico, he moved to the Iberian Peninsula. He was then appointed governor of Madrid and Valencia.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813



Place of marriage:

San Luis Potosí (México)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

San Roque (Cádiz, España) in 1776

Lugar de Defunción:

València (España) in 1835-02-13


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

Salazar Acha, Jaime de . ( ) . Notas para el estudio de una familia española entre dos mundos: los Fernández Villamil. En: Hidalguía. Año LXI, nº 366. 681-710.

Related Authorities

Calleja del Rey Bruder Losada Campaño y Montero de Espinosa, Felix María (1753-1828)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Associative relations :

Hidalgo Costilla, Miguel (1753-1811)  ( He/She is the enemy of-He/She is facing- It is the minority )

Family relationships :

Fernández Villamil Curiel, Antonio (1773-1861)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Fernández Villamil, Antonio José (1748-?)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

Fernández de Villamil Marraci, Bernardo (1851-1936)  - Progenitor (He/She is the grandfather/grandmother of)

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