Person - Arteaga Falguera, María Cristina de (1902-1984. OSH)

Arteaga Falguera, María Cristina de (1902-1984. OSH)




Preferred form:

Arteaga Falguera, María Cristina de (1902-1984. OSH)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Zarautz (Gipuzkoa, España)  1902-09-06 - Sevilla (España)  1984-07-13


Daughter of Joaquín de Arteaga Echagüe, marquis of Santillana y duke of the Infantado and Isabel Falguera Moreno, countess of Santiago. She received a good education in the parental home, and she took the exams of the San Isidro High School of Madrid as an external student. She attended the degree of Philosophy and Arts at the Central University of Madrid where she was a student of Claudio Sánchez Albornoz y Julián Besteiro. She obtained her PhD after presenting her thesis in 1925. It revolved around "El venerable Don Juan de Palafox y Mendoza" and was supervised by Antonio Ballesteros Beretta. She was the president of Acción Católica Femenina. In addition, in 1925, she published her first poetry book "Sembrad," which received good critics.

After her disappointing love affair, she had to recover in a French sanatorium and after that, she retired to the Solemes Benedictine Abby (1927), however, in the end, she did not profess. After leaving the Abbey, she devoted herself to the historical research on the topic of her thesis and the history of the dukes of the Infantado. In 1936 she professed in the monastery of the Concepción Jerónima of Madrid; after the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, she had to escape and after taking refuge in the Argentinian Embassy she was able to come together with her parents. She suffered several illnesses that worsened after she found out about the death of her brothers, Francisco de Borja and Jaime, and when the war ended, she entered the Santa Paula Monastery of Seville (1943), where she was elected prioress, a position that she held until her death. Her religious life did not distract her from either the historical or writing. The recognition of her work made her deserve to join the Real Academia de la Historia (1944), the Academia de Buenas Letras of Seville (1967) and she was a numerary member of the Real Academia de Bellas Artes of Seville (1973).

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Priores between 1944 and 1973 Obs.:  Priora del monasterio de Santa Paula (jerónimas) de Sevilla


Lugar de Nacimiento:

Zarautz (Gipuzkoa, España) in 1902-09-06

Lugar de Defunción:

Sevilla (España) in 1984-07-13

Related Authorities

Académico de la Real Academia de la Historia  ( Ocupa /Ejerce de )

Associative relations :

Acción Católica Española  ( Es miembro de )

Archivo General de Simancas (Valladolid, España)  ( Es usuario de )

Ballesteros Beretta, Antonio (1880-1949)  ( Es aprendiz (de un oficio) de/ es alumno de/ trabaja con; Fue su director de tesis. )

Instituto de San Isidro de Madrid (España)  ( Se presentó a sus exámenes como alumna libre )

Monasterio de la Concepción Jerónima de Madrid (España)  ( Es miembro de )

Universidad Central. Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Madrid, España)  ( Es alumna de )

Family relationships :

Arteaga Falguera, Elisa (1912-2008)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Falguera, Francisco de Borja (1916-1937)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Falguera, Iñigo de (1905-1997)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Falguera, Jaime de (1908-1938)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Falguera, María Belén (1899-1994)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Falguera, Teresa de (1909-1962)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Arteaga Echagüe, Joaquín (1870-1947)  - Descendant (Es hijo/a de)

Arteaga Lazcano Silva, Andrés de (1833-1915)  - Descendant (Es nieto/a de)

Echague Méndez de Vigo, María Belén de (1847-1907)  - Descendant (Es nieto/a de)

Falguera Moreno, Isabel (1875-1968)  - Descendant (Es hijo/a de)

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