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Person - Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco (1787-1862)

Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco (1787-1862)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Granada (España)  1787-03-10 - Madrid (España)  1862-02-07


He was a politician and a man of letters. Minister and Cabinet's President.

He studied laws, he was professor of moral philosophy in Granada's University. In the Spanish Independence War he was member of Cadiz's Parliament. He was exiled in the island of La Gomera because of the absolutist restoration in 1814. He was the county council member of Granada in the Trienio Liberal (1820). In the Liberal party he was ideologically moderate, Fernando VII chose him as secretary state because Martinez de la Rosa was in favour of a king's transition and to examined the Constitution to reinforce the power of monarchy. After de disaster of the insurgent in 1822, Martínez de la Rosa resigned from his position. With the absolutist insurgent in 1823 he had to leave Spain.

He returned to Madrid in 1831 because of the amnesty. The regent, Maria Cristina looked for support in the liberal party to protect the dynastic rights of her daughter so she named him as Cabinet's President. At that time, they promulgated the laws to reach a constitutional monarchy. He left this position in the government in 1835. He was minister in the government of Narváez and he took part in the Constitution of 1845.

He was ambassador of Paris and Rome. He was president of the parliament in the three last terms of the Década Moderada, and his election for that position in 1852 symbolized the rejection to Bravo Murillo's political reform. He was in the government of Armero (1857) and he was the Council's State President. He wrote different political and historic works like El Espíritu del Siglo (1851) and La conjuración de Venecia (1834). He died in Madrid in 1862.

Liberal Triennium, 1820-1823

Date of the event: 1820 - 1823





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París (Isla de Francia, Francia)  Obs.:  Destierro

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Granada (España) in 1787-03-10

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1862-02-07





DD.AA. Enciclopedia de Historia de España. Vol. IV: Diccionario biográfico. Madrid: Alianza Editorial, 1991. 910 p.

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Ateneo de Madrid (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Presidente del Ateneo de Madrid. )

Garelly Battifora, Nicolás María (1777-1850)  ( He/She is friend with )

Moscoso de Altamira Quiroga, José María (1788-1854)  ( He/She is friend with )

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