Person - Yanguas Messía, José de (1890-1974)

Yanguas Messía, José de (1890-1974)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Linares (Jaén, España)  1890-02-25 - Madrid (España)  1974-06-30


Yanguas was a Spanish politician, diplomatic and professor. He was the son of José Yanguas Jiménez, lawyer and mayor of Linares, and Blanca Messia Almansa. He married María del Rosario Pérez de Herrasti y Orella and had an only child, José María Yanguas y Pérez de Herrasti, who inherited his nobility title of viscount of Santa Clara de Avedillo, given by the King Alfonso XIII in 1929.

He studied in Jaén, at Instituto de Baeza, and graduated in Law from Universidad de María Cristina del Escorial on 21st June 1911, and obtained his doctorate in 1915. He was awarded a scholarship by the JAE (Committee for the Extension of Studies) to work in the Library of the Faculty of Law of Paris.

He was also professor of Public and Private International Law at Universidad de Valladolid in 1918 and relocated to Universidad de Madrid in 1920 until 1931, when he decided to quit. In 1936, he was dismissed by the government of the Second Republic.

Yanguas also carried out the roles of:

Parliamentary Deputy for the district of Baeza (Jaén), in the elections celebrated in 1920 and 1923.

Supporter of Miguel Primo de Rivera’s dictatorship, he was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs between 1925 and 1927, and created the Ministry’s Cultural Relations services. After that, he was named president of the National Advisory Assembly, which he was between 1927 and 1929. He also served as a Spanish ambassador to the Holy See from 1938 to 1942 and retired in 1960.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in 1918-04-02

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Spanish Ambassadors in  Rome between 1938 and 1942-10-19


Cabinet officers in  Madrid (España) between 1925-12-03 and 1927-02-20

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Legislators in  Madrid (España) between 1920 and 1923



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College teachers



Madrid (España)

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Linares (Jaén, España) in 1890-02-25

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1974-06-30

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