Luis Jiménez Asúa
Person - Jiménez de Asúa, Luis (1889-1970)

Jiménez de Asúa, Luis (1889-1970)




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Jiménez de Asúa, Luis (1889-1970)Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Madrid (España)  1889-06-19 - Buenos Aires (Argentina)  1970-11-16


Spanish president of the Second Republic in exile, minister, deputy, and professor. He was born in Madrid and died in Buenos Aires (Argentina). He received the name of Luis Gabriel Gervasio. He was a son of Felipe Jiménez y García de la Plaza and María de los Dolores de Asúa y Bascarán. He married Marta Guadalupe Ramírez Rubio and Mercedes Briel.

He began his academic training by studying the baccalaureate at the Instituto General y Técnico Cardenal Cisneros of Madrid. At the Central University of Madrid he got the degree and the PhD in Law. Moreover, he enjoyed a scholarship of the Junta para Ampliación de Estudios in France, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as of the Institución Libre de enseñanza in Switzerland, France, Germany and Sweden.

His academic career began as an assistant professor at the Law School of the Central University. He was appointed Professor of Criminal Law at this University. He worked as a professor at the University of Córdoba (Argentina), at the University of Montevideo, at the School of Criminology in Madrid, at the Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation in Madrid, at the University of La Plata (Buenos Aires), at the Central University of Venezuela (Caracas), at the University of San Carlos (Guatemala), at the Autonomous University of El Salvador (City of San Salvador), and at the University of Loja (Ecuador).

He was exiled in 1939. First, he moved to Paris and then he settled permanently in Buenos Aires.

Other activities that he carried out are:

President of the Spanish Republican Courts in exile. Section President of the Consejo Superior de Protección a la Infancia (Superior Council for the Protection of Children).

Member and Vice President of the Governing Board of the Ateneo de Madrid of the Council of Public Instruction.

Professor of Comparative Criminal Law in the Higher Studies section of the la Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación (Royal Academy of Jurisprudence and Legislation) and the School of Criminology of Madrid.

Member of Acción Republicana (Republican Action) party, the Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE/Spanish Socialist Workers Party) and the Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT/General Union of Workers).

Founder and director of the Instituto de Estudios Penales (Institute of Penal Studies) (Madrid).

Member of the Sociedad Española de Antropología, Etnografía y Prehistoria (Spanish Society of Anthropology, Ethnography and Prehistory) of Madrid.

Vice President of the Ibero-American Union of Madrid.

Member of the Parliament to Cortes in the Constituent Cortes of the Spanish Republic, representing the province of Granada.

He collaborated in the development of ley, de Vagos y maleantes (Vagrancy Act).

Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration of The Hague.

Minister for the Spanish Republic in exile.

Doctor Honoris causa of several Latin American universities.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in  Madrid (España) between 1918-03-13 and 1939 Obs.:  Universidad Central de Madrid.


Politicians in  Spain

Profession (carried on by):

Legislators in  Spain in 1931 Obs.:  Diputado a Cortes en las Cortes Constituyentes de la República Española en representación de la provincia de Granada.


Cabinet officers in  Spain in 1937 Obs.:  Ministro de la República Española en el exilio.


Redactores in  Spain  Obs.:  Participa en la elaboración de la Constitución de la II República española.


Place of arrival:

Germany between 1913 and 1914 Obs.:  Estudiante.


Madrid (España) between 1889-06-19 and 1936 Obs.:  Nacimiento. Estudiante. Trabajo, catedrático de la Universidad. Diputado.

Place of arrival:

Switzerland between 1913 and 1914 Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

France between 1913 and 1914 Obs.:  Estudiante.


Buenos Aires (Argentina) between 1936 and 1970-11-16 Obs.:  Exilio.

Place of arrival:

La Habana  Obs.:  Trabajo.

Place of arrival:

Brasil in 1927 Obs.:  Trabajo, conferenciante.

Place of arrival:

Chile in 1923 Obs.:  Trabajo.

Place of arrival:

París (Isla de Francia, Francia) in 1939 Obs.:  Exilio.

Place of arrival:

Berlín (Alemania)  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Geneva  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Sweden  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Madrid (España) in 1889-06-19

Lugar de Defunción:

Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 1970-11-16




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Related Authorities

Acción Republicana (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Antón Oneca, José (1897-1981)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Asociación de Amigos de la Unión Soviética  ( He/She is a member of )

Ateneo de Madrid (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Vocal y Vicepresidente de la Junta de Gobierno del Ateneo de Madrid. )

Azaña, Manuel (1880-1940)  ( He/She is friend with )

Guasp, Jaime (1913-1986)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of; Es alumno de la Universidad Central de Madrid del profesor: Luis Jiménez de Asúa. )

Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Pensionado en Suiza, Francia, Alemania y Suecia. )

Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Pensioanado. )

Kent, Victoria (1892-1987)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of )

Lluesma Uranga, Estanislao (1909-1968)

Luelmo, Julio (1906-1986)  ( Conocido durante la Sublevación de Asturias. )

Martínez Barrio, Diego (1883-1962)  ( He/She is friend with )

Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Profesor. )

Sánchez-Albornoz, Claudio (1893-1984)  ( He/She is friend with )

Sección de Información Diplomática Especial (España)  ( He/She works for )

Universidad Central (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Estudiante. Profesor. Catedrático. )

Family relationships :

Briel David, Blanca María de las Mercedes (1910-1999)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Ramírez Rubio, Marta Guadalupe (1896-1991)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

García Muñoz, Balvanera (1897-?)  - Collateral (He/She is my brother-in-law/sister-in-law)


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