Spanish Archives - Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport

Person - Yandiola Garay, Juan Antonio (1786-1830)

Yandiola Garay, Juan Antonio (1786-1830)




Preferred form:

Yandiola Garay, Juan Antonio (1786-1830)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Galdames (Bizkaia, España)  1786-08-29 - 1830-01-08


Hacendista, minister. Son of Juan Antonio Yandiola del Campo and María Teresa de Garay y Llano, marriage from which eight children were born.

He states that at the beginning of 1810 he was an officer of the Archive of the Secretary of State and the Office of the Treasury, and as such he was sent with documents from the Royal Service to America. In the passport that was issued to him for this mission (March 24, 1810), it also appears that he left in mid-April for Veracruz. On December 4, 1811, he was appointed honorary officer of the Office of the Treasury of the Indies, and two months later a 6th officer.

In 1813, he attended Cádiz as a deputy to the Cortes for his native province. In the renewal of the chambers, Yandiola was elected in the first place to represent the province of Vizcaya. The Table of the Cortes appointed him to integrate two commissions for which he was specially prepared: Finance and arrangement of the Secretaries of State. By vote of the House he happened to occupy one of the vacancies in the Court of Courts.

His first initiative was to present an exhibition proposing an arrangement for the Secretary of State for Finance, increasing the staff and dividing its structure into two sections (Peninsula and Overseas).

On April 6, 1814, he joined an extraordinary commission destined to make the necessary proposals for the pacification of America. On January 29, 1815, Yandiola sent the Monarch a report on the situation of the American colonies and at the end of that same year (December 8, 1815) he delivered a report on the necessary measures to improve the Treasury.

The repression unleashed by Fernando VII, led the liberals to seek political change through an uprising, which would replace the constitutional system. A convinced liberal, Yandiola Garay participates in the Triangle Conspiracy, led by General Richart, which would earn him exile in London. In that city he actively collaborated with the Embassy in advising on policy towards the former colonies.

In the Liberal Triennium he was again elected deputy for Vizcaya in the legislatures from 1820 to 1823, joining the Moderados side or party. Appointed General Treasurer of the Nation between 1822 and 1823, he was Minister of Finance between May 13 and September 30, 1823, in the last government of the Triennium during the siege of Cádiz by the One Hundred Thousand Sons of San Luis. After the failure of this movement, he went into exile again, first to Tangier and, from there to Gibraltar, then to Lisbon, Bordeaux and Paris.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823





Lugar de Nacimiento:

Galdames (Bizkaia, España) in 1786-08-29

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Paris in 1830-01-08

Related Authorities

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

Associative relations :

Family relationships :

Yandiola Garay, Juan José (1774-1834)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

External Links

Catálogo de Autoridades:



Producer of:

  • No Units of Description associated.

Related documents:

  • Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid  (2)
  • Archivo Histórico Nacional  (1)
  • Archivo General de Indias  (3)