Person - Álava Urbina, José María de (1815-1872)

Álava Urbina, José María de (1815-1872)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Hueto Arriba (Vitoria, Álava, España)  1815 - Córdoba (España)  1872-06-24


Spanish Law professor. Son of Fausto de Alava y Alviz and Juana Ortiz de Urbina y Ayala. He got married to his cousin Teresa de Alava y Ortiz de Urbina. Known bibliophile and a valued professor of the Roman Law, he was in charged of the Chair of Elements of the Roman Law at Seville’s Faculty of Law during most of his professional career.

From his academic training it is important to highlight his time abroad (Italy, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Russia and Germany). In 1836, he was awarded the Baccalaureate in laws and in 1839 he was awarded the degree and the doctorate in Jurisprudence.

In 1840, he substituted the professor of Natural and International Law as well as the Principles of the Universal Law at the Faculty of Jurisprudence from the University of Seville. Two years later he became a temporary professor of Jurisprudence, and in 1846 he became professor of Roman Law. He was appointed other positions within the University and those were: Rector of Seville University, Vice rector and Dean of the Faculty of Law.

He also carried out activities such as:

Member of Seville’s Bar Association.

Deputy director of the Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País [Economic Society of Friends of the Country].

Member of the Royal Academy of History.

Chile’s Consul in Seville.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in  Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Universidad de Sevilla


Vicerrectores de Universidad in  Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Universidad de Sevilla.


College presidents in  Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Universidad de Sevilla.

Profession (carried on by):

Lawyers in  Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Colegio de Abogados de Sevilla.

Profession (carried on by):

Consuls in  Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Cónsul de Chile en Sevilla.



Sevilla (España)  Obs.:  Catedrático. Agobado. Cónsul.

Place of arrival:

Italia  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

France  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Belgium  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Rusia  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Place of arrival:

Germany  Obs.:  Estudiante.

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Hueto Arriba (Vitoria, Álava, España) in 1815

Lugar de Defunción:

Córdoba (España) in 1872-06-24

Related Authorities

Real Academia de la Historia (España)  ( He/She is a member of )

Associative relations :

Universidad de Sevilla (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Catedrático. Rector. Vicerrector. Decano de la Facultad de Derecho. )

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Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España


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