José María Moscoso Altamira
Person - Moscoso de Altamira, José María (1788-1854)

Moscoso de Altamira, José María (1788-1854)




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Moscoso de Altamira, José María (1788-1854)Other forms

Dates of the activity:

1788-05-25 - 1854-03-01


Spanish writer and politician.1 Count of Fontao.

Son of Jose María Moscoso y Miranda, 7th Landlord of Fontao, Colonel of Military Provincial Regiment, and of Carmen Quirga de Quirós, granddaughter of the 2nd Marquis of San Saturnino. After his father's death, he inherited all his relationship links and powers.

In 1808, he and his brother Joaquín joined the Artillery Academy in Segovia. During the Peninsular War, he was in charge of the nobility in Lugo in the congress of La Coruña.

He got married in Ferrol in 1817 to María Antonia Taboada y Bueno. He participated in the Patriotic Society Organization in Ferrol, being a member of the Junta Revolucionaria Provencial. Furthermore, he supported Riegos's uprising against the absolutist monarchy, being later on appointed mayor during the Trienio Liberal (Liberal Triennium). Moreover, he was the President of the Cortes of the Reign of Galicia in June 1821, but with the establishment of absolutism he was arrested and exiled to Lugo.

In 1832, he was set free and appointed sub-delegate of the Ministry of Development in Lugo, and later on he became Minister. That same year, he was named honorary academic for the Real Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. He died in Madrid on 1 March 1854.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823

Cortes de Cádiz, 1810-1813

Date of the event: 1810 - 1813



(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Cabinet officers


Lugar de inicio de actividad:

Mondoñedo (Lugo, España) in 1788-05-25


Gil Novales, Alberto. Diccionario biográfico de España (1808-1833) : de los orígenes del liberalismo a la reacción absolutista. Alberto Gil Novales. Madrid: Fundación Mapfre. 3 v. (3406 p.). 978-84-9844-236-6 (Vol. 3).

Related Authorities

Temporary relationships :

Calatrava Peinado, José María (1781-1846)  - Earlier (He/She is the predecessor of)

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Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco (1787-1862)  ( He/She is friend with )

Associative relations :

Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Secretaría de Estado y del Despacho de Gracia y Justicia (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

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Expediente personal:

Senado de España


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