Person - Antón de Olmet, Fernando de (1872-1955)

Antón de Olmet, Fernando de (1872-1955)

Identification

Type:

Person

Preferred form:

Antón de Olmet, Fernando de (1872-1955)Other forms

Fechas de existencia:

Ventas de Huelma (Granada, España)  1872-10-10 - Madrid (España)  1955-01-20

History:

Spanish author, publicist, and diplomat.

Marquis of Dosfuentes. He was born in Huelma (Granada) on 10th October 1872 and died in Madrid in 1955. Son of Casilda López Vélez and Fernando Antón del Olmet y García Serón de Aragón, head of the Civil Administration. Brother of Casilda. In 1906 he took up the position in charge of Business activities in The Hague and in Luxemburg. In 1910, the noble title of Marquis of Dosfuentes was reinstated by the Royal Decree of 27th May. He had the right to hold that title due to the lineage of Serón or Cerón de Aragón. Subsequently, he was minister plenipotentiary in Caracas (1918-1921), Beijing (1921-1924), Oslo (1924-1929), and Sofia (1929-1930), until his retirement in 1931.

In addition to his diplomatic career, he carried out a diverse and intense literary and historical activity that he reflected in numerous works such as: El alma nacional: sus vicios y sus causas: genealogía psicológica del pueblo español; El Arma de Infantería en el levantamiento del 2 de mayo de 1808: Crónica militar del primer día de la Guerra de Independencia.

Among the awards he received there should be mentioned the Cross of Military Merit; the Gold Medal of Zaragoza and caballero maestrante of the Real de Zaragoza and of the Order of Charles III since he is a direct descendant through his four surnames of heroes of the Spanish War of Independence.

Context:

Fue investigador tanto del Archivo Histórico Nacional (AHN) de Madrid como del Archivo General de Simancas (AGS) de Valladolid.

Occupations

actividad:

Publicistas

(Función) Desempeña/lleva a cabo/realiza:

Investigadores

Places

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Ventas de Huelma (Granada, España) in 1872-10-10

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1955-01-20

Subjects

sexo:

Varón

Nacionalidad:

Españoles

Related Authorities

Family relationships :

Antón del Olmet, Casilda de (1871-1954)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

Antón del Olmet, Luis de (1886-1923)  - Collateral (Es hermano/a de)

External Links

Biografía virtual:

Diccionario biográfico de la RAH