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Person - Amat i de Planella, Josep d' (1670-1715)

Amat i de Planella, Josep d' (1670-1715)

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Person

Preferred form:

Amat i de Planella, Josep d' (1670-1715)Alternative forms (other languages) Other forms

Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

1670-10-19 - 1715-05-22

History:

First Marquess of Castellbell. Son of Joan de Amat i Despalau and his wife Francesca de Planella i Eril. He got married with Anna Junyent y Vergós, daughter of his coreligionist Francesc de Junyent i de Marimón, first Marquess of Castellmeià and possessor of the last title granted by Philip V to a Catalan after the start of the War of the Spanish Succession (in 1705). Parents of Josep Amat i Junyent, second Marquess of Castellbell, of the Colonel Antoni d'Amat y Junyent, of the Archdeacon Narcìs d'Amat y Junyent, of the Lieutenant general and viceroy Manuel de Amat y Junyent and of the nuns Francesca Gaietana, Gertrudis, Anna and Teresa, and grandfather of Rafael d'Amat i de Cortada, known as the Baron of Maldà, son of the Colonel Antoni d'Amat y de Junyent. In 1697 he participated in the defence of Barcelona as Captain of the Coronela of Barcelona, urban militia formed by the trade union representatives for the defence of the city, circumstance that, after his joining to the Bourbon cause of Philip V, would benefit him with the awarding of the title of Marquess in 1702. He was one of the fourteen founding members of the ?Academia de los Desconfiados? (Academy of the Untrusting), which promoted the study of Catalan history, language, culture and poetry and, as the corporate secretary, he will be in charge of the edition of the ?Nenias reales y lágrimas obsequiosas a la memoria del gran Carlos II? (1701), poetry collection printed by Rafael Figuerò, in which he collaborates in Catalan and Spanish. During the War of the Spanish Succession he gave his brothers-in-law Francisco and Ramón de Junyent i de Vergós refuge in Vacarisses. Shortly after the entrance of the troops, supporters of Philip V, in Barcelona, he went back to his house in Plaza de Santa Ana in this city, although he would die soon after, on the 22nd May, 1715, and he was buried at the Monastery of San Francisco. Josep Amat i de Planella was named presbyter son after his wife?s death and, despite the political differences between them, he entrusted the legal guardianship of his descendants to his brother Francecs de Junyent i de Vergós, Count of Castellar and partisan of the Austrian cause, and to his brother-in-law Francecs de Junyent i de Vergós, who was already a Bourbon administrator of Barcelona. Both made an inventory of their properties, the houses of Barcelona, the castles of Castellbell, Vacarisses, of Talamanca and of Voltrera, the two houses of Santa María de Villalba and the house they had in the al Carrer de Manresa in Monistrol de Montserrat.

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Junyent i de Vergós, Maria Anna de (1672-ca.1712)  - Marriage (He/She is married to)

Amat i de Junyent, Anna d' (ca. 1710-1728)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat i de Junyent, Francesca Gaietana d' (1697-1733)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat i de Junyent, Gertrudis d' (1701-1726)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat i de Junyent, Josep d' (1702-1773)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat i de Junyent, Narcís d' (?-1776)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat i de Junyent, Teresa d' (ca.1712-1730)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

Amat y Junyent, Manuel de (1707-1782)  - Progenitor (He is the father of)

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Marquesado de Castellbell  ( He/She is awarded with )

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