Person - Azcárate, Gumersindo de (1840-1917)

Azcárate, Gumersindo de (1840-1917)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

León (España)  1840-01-13 - Madrid (España)  1917-12-15


Spanish Professor in Comparative Legislation and co-founder of the Free Teaching Institution. He was the driving force and first President of the Social Reforms Institute. Azcárate's parents were Patricio de Azcárate y Corral (philosopher and politician) and Justa Menéndez-Morán Palacio. He got married with Emilia Inerarity. In 1855, he started studying Law at the University of Oviedo. Then, he moved to Madrid, when he graduated and obtained a PhD, at the Central University, where he obtained the High School studies degree in Philosophy and Letters. Azcárate's academic career focused on the Central University of Madrid, being the assistant professor in Political Economy and Statistics. He was appointed Professor in Comparative Law, General Law History and Private Law of Modern and Ancient Towns. Moreover, he was the Secretary at the Faculty of Law. Azcárate worked also as dean and professor at the Free Teaching Institute, vice-president of the Scientific Researches and Educational Extension Board, and the Madrilenian Academy of Law and Jurisprudence. Furthermore, he was deputy at the General Courts for León (province), lawyer at the School of Lawyers of Madrid, president of the Literary and Scientific Athenaeum of Madrid, member of the Royal Academy of Political and Moral Sciences and of History, member of the Social Reforms Commission, secretary of the Budget National Association Board, director-general of the Civil and of the Land and Notary Registry.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in 1873-02-28


Legislators between 1886 and 1914

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Lugar de Nacimiento:

León (España) in 1840-01-13

Lugar de Defunción:

Madrid (España) in 1917-12-15

Related Authorities

Altamira, Rafael (1866-1951)  ( He/She is the tutor/teacher/boss of; Dirigió su tesis de doctorado titulada, Historia de la propiedad comunal. )

Associative relations :

Fundación Sierra-Pambley (León, España)  ( He/She/It is the sponsor of )

Institución Libre de Enseñanza (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Presidente )

Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (España)  ( He/She works for )

Sierra Pambley, Francisco (1827-1915)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Universidad Central (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Catedrático de Legislación Comparada )

Family relationships :

Azcárate Flórez, Justino de (1903-1989)  - Collateral (He/She is the uncle/aunt of)

Azcárate Flórez, Patricio (1886-1963)  - Collateral (He/She is the uncle/aunt of)

Azcárate, Pablo de (1890-1971)  - Collateral (He/She is the uncle/aunt of)

Azcárate Corral, Patricio de (1800-1886)  - Descendant (He/She is the son/daughter of)

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