Person - Junyent i de Vergós, Francesc de (ca.1662-1735)

Junyent i de Vergós, Francesc de (ca.1662-1735)




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1662 - 1735


He was a Catalan aristocrat, politician and soldier. He was the son of Anna de Vergós i Bellafilla and Francesc de Junyent i Marimón, first Marquis of Castellmeià. He was the second Marquis of Castellmeià and Baron of Montclar. In 1696, he was the military judge of the "Generalitat"* of Catalonia and, in 1697, he was the captain of "La Coronela"** of Barcelona. He participated in the Cortes of the Principality of Catalonia of 1701 and of 1705. He was the founder of the "Acadèmia dels Desconfiats" (Academy of the Distrustful) in 1700. His literary works appear in the records, generally written in verse. The Marimon house at the Plaza de Santa Ana in Barcelona was the place where the main supporters of Philip d'Anjou used to meet in Catalonia before the War of Succession, between 1703 and 1705. Among them, Francesc de Junyent i de Vergós as well as his brother Ramón assumed the military wing's defence at the boards and collaborated with the viceroy Fernández de Velasco to reject the allies' attack in 1705. However, during the War of Succession, he changed of side, joining the bourbon one, and became a supporter of Philip's cause. He entered Barcelona with the winner troops on the 12th of September 1714 and James-Fitz-James, duke of Berwich, named him member of the Govern's provisional board in Barcelona on the 15th of September 1714. It substituted the "Consell del Cent" (Council of the Hundred) between 1714-1718. He became a councillor with the application of the Constitution of the Bourbon local government in October 1718. An agreement issued on 1705 by the services offered by his father, Francesc de Junyent i Marimón, attributed the title of Marquis of Castellmeià to his son and heir, Francesc de Junyent i de Vergós. It came into effect on the 24th of November 1716. He represented the actual customs and religious traditions of the conservative aristocracy from Catalonia. He stood out because of the protection he offered to the Augustinians from Barcelona. Francesc de Junyent i de Vergós died in Barcelona on the 5th of September 1735.

*Government of Catalonia.

**Militia in Barcelona in charge of the city¿s defence. They had the military privilege of guarding the walls until 1714.



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Amat y Junyent, Manuel de (1707-1782)  - Collateral (He/She is the uncle/aunt of)

Junyent i de Vergós, Maria Anna de (1672-ca.1712)  - Collateral (He/She is the brother/sister of)

Junyent i de Marimón, Francesc de (1632-1715)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

Vergós i de Bellafilla, Anna (1638-ca.1717)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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