Person - Arango Núñez del Castillo, Andrés (1773-1865)

Arango Núñez del Castillo, Andrés (1773-1865)




Preferred form:

Arango Núñez del Castillo, Andrés (1773-1865)

Fechas de existencia:

La Habana  1773 - Madrid (España)  1865


Cuban soldier and industrialist. Son of Anastasio Arango and Feliciana Núñez. He joined the Milicia de La Habana (La Habana's Militia) and later on moved with his brothers to Spain, where he studied in the army's academy of Zamora and in the Academy of Military Engineering of Alcalá. In 1808, he was in charge of the French in Portugal, but along with his company, they managed to evade their superiors and go from Lisboa to Sevilla, where they offered their services to the Junta. After the War, he settled in Madrid and began an administrative career at the Ministry of Indies and War (Indies' section). In 1820, besides from taking part in the Sociedad Patriótica de Amantes del Orden Constitucional, he began to study in order to be a cultural manager. That work led him to be in charge of theaters of Madrid along with his partners: Alejandro Oliván, Agustín Alinari and Francisco de Caze. After the end of the constitutional period, he exiled himself of his own free will at first to France. Once he was there, he travelled all over Europe and devoted his life to study the agricultural developments and other sciences, as well as to the translation of different works into French about those subjects. He came back to Madrid in 1829 and became the representative of the Real Consulado de Agricultura y Comercio (Consulate of Agriculture and Trade) of La Habana. Moreover, he began to write the Seminario Industrial with Alejandro Oliván. He also worked as a property agent, receiving lands from what nowadays is Chamberí, a neighbourhood of Madrid.

In his last years of life, he was a lifelong senator and collaborated with the Sociedad Abolicionista Española.

He was married to Dolores Quesada Vial, but they had no children.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823



Lugar de Nacimiento:

La Habana in 1773

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1865





González Ripoll Navarro, Mª Dolores. Entre la adhesión y el exilio: trayectoria de dos cubanos en una España fragmentada. En: Piqueras José A. (ed). Las Antillas en la Era de las Luces y la Revolución . Siglo XXI. 2005.

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Arango Núñez del Castillo, Anastasio (1772-1856)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arango Núñez del Castillo, Rafael (1788-1850)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arango Parreño, Francisco de (1765-1837)  - Collateral (Es primo/a de)

Sociedad Abolicionista Española  ( Es miembro de )

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Senado de España


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