Person - García Herreros, Manuel Antonio (1766-1836)

García Herreros, Manuel Antonio (1766-1836)




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San Román de Cameros (La Rioja, España)  1767-01-10 - 1836-04-29


Spanish Minister of Justice, State Councillor, lawyer, law specialist and professor. He emigrated to Mexico at the age of 8, where he studied at a Franciscan school, and finished his ecclesiastical studies at the Pontifical University of Mexico. He returned to Spain, where he studied Law and Canons in the University of Alcalá, obtaining a PhD diploma. He got married to Ana María de Fondevilla y Causada, with whom he had a son named Manuel (1807).

García Herreros was a very important figure in Las Cortes of Cádiz, alongside with the liberal group made up of Agustín Arguelles, the Count of Toreno, Diego Muñoz y Torrero, the Marquis de las Amarillas, and more.

Once the absolutist regime was established, he was sentenced to prison. In 1820, with Riego's uprising a new political change took place since Ferdinand VII was forced to accept the Constitution of 1812. After the amnesty promulgated by Minister Cea Bermúdez, he returned to Spain from his exile in France.

Among his distinctions, he was secretary of the Cortes, member of the magistrate court, councillor of Madrid's Town hall, Minister of Government, and on 10 October 1831, he became Minister of Justice, returning to this position on 8 April 1820. He had several important interventions in the Abolition of the Court of the Inquisition, the freedom of industry and territorial lordships, and the law of Freedom of the Press. He died in Madrid in 1836.

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823



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Secretarios de Estado y del despacho

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San Román de Cameros (La Rioja, España) in 1767-01-10




Related Authorities

Argüelles, Agustín (1776-1844)  ( He/She is friend with )

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Pérez de Castro, Evaristo (1778-1848)  ( He/She is a member of the Government; Es ministro de Gracia y Justicia en su gabinete )

Universidad de Alcalá (1499-1836, Madrid, España)  ( He/She is awarded with )

Universidad Pontificia de México  ( He/She is awarded with )

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Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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