Person - Velasco de la Vara, Francisco Antonio de (1748-1821)

Velasco de la Vara, Francisco Antonio de (1748-1821)




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Velasco de la Vara, Francisco Antonio de (1748-1821)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Guadalajara (Jalisco, México)  1748 - Ciudad de México (México)  1821-05-06


He was a lawyer and a government representative. He was the son of José Matías de Velasco y Gudiño and Micaela Eugenia Rodero de la Vara. His education began at the Jesuit school of San Juan Bautista where he studied Latin Grammar and Philosophy; after that he went to the Colegio de San Ildefonso where he studied civil and canon law, and then to the Real y Pontificia Universidad de México where he obtained a bachelor's degree in canons. Later on, and with his professional career already started, he got a doctorate in Canon Law at the University of Guadalajara.

In 1769 he obtained his law degree and began a long career in the service of the Crown. He was an attorney at the Court of the Royal Consulate of Guadalajara, a lieutenant and advisor to the mayors Fernando Abascal y Souza, and later Viceroy of Peru and José de la Cruz. He was a member of the Security Board against the insurgents. He later held the post of governor of the Guadalajara City Council and was president of the Royal Court. In 1814 he was appointed government representative but, once he arrived in the Peninsula, he found that the Cortes (parliament) had been suppressed by Fernando VII. On his return to Mexico, he occupied the position of judge of the Court of Mexico.

He was married to Vicenta Palafox Lozano. He was the father of the insurgent Francisco Lorenzo Velasco Palafox. His daughter Ana Jacoba de Velasco married Roque Abarca.

Cortes ordinarias, 1813-1814

Date of the event: 1813 - 1814



Lugar de Nacimiento:

Guadalajara (Jalisco, México) in 1748

Lugar de Defunción:

Ciudad de México (México) in 1821-05-06


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

Related Authorities

Abascal Sousa, José Fernando (1743-1821)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Associative relations :

Audiencia de Guadalajara  ( He/She works for )

Audiencia de México  ( He/She works for )

Universidad de Guadalajara (Guadalajara, Jalisco, México)  ( He/She is a member of )

Universidad Pontificia de México  ( He/She is a member of )

Family relationships :

Velasco Palafox, Francisco Lorenzo (1784-1816)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

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