Flórez Estrada, Álvaro
Person - Flórez-Estrada, Álvaro (1766-1853)

Flórez-Estrada, Álvaro (1766-1853)




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Pola de Somiedo (Somiedo, Asturias, España)  1766-02-27 - 1853-12-16


Politician, civil servant and Spanish translator. He defended constitutional ideas.

He was the son of Martín de los Santos Flórez-Estrada and Ramona de la Pola y Navia Osorio, both of them from distinguished Asturian families. He was a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance as a supervisor and treasurer of Income.

He was married to María Amalia Cornejo Juareguiundo, daughter of Andrés Cornejo Castaño, member of Castilla's Council, and maid of honour of the Queen Maria Luisa.

During the Peninsular War, he was appointed attorney in the Junta General of Asturias, and he sent a letter to the King of England asking for help in the fight against Napoleon. He was the author of the Constitutional text that was presented in Cortes on November 1809, and the text was named in England as "Proyecto de Constitución" in his stay in England between 1810-1811.

He returned to Spain and stayed in Cádiz, where he worked in journalism and translation. He founded and directed "El Tribuno del Pueblo Español", edited between 1812 and 1814, and dedicated himself to the defence of his constitutional ideals. Moreover, he was appointed by the Government as Andalucia's Army Intendant.

When Ferdinand VII returned to Spain, he had to go into exile to England. He returned in 1820-1823 in the Trienio Liberal (Liberal Triennium). With the invasion of the Duke of Angulema and the Hundred Thousand Sons of St. Louis, he had to go into exile again, leaving from Gibraltar up to England once again.

Since 1830, he lived in Paris and only returned to Spain to stay definitely in 1834. In his final period of life he stayed away from politics, and lived in Noreña (Asturias), in Miraflores' Palace, property of his aunt Josefa Pola Navia, nicknamed as "la Mariscala" because she was married to the Marshal Jacinto Acevedo.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823





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Inglaterra (Reino Unido)  Obs.:  Exilio

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Pola de Somiedo (Somiedo, Asturias, España) in 1766-02-27

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Noreña (Asturias, España) in 1853-12-16

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Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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