Person - Castiella, Fernando María (1907-1976)

Castiella, Fernando María (1907-1976)




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Dates of existence/Biographical dates:

Bilbao (Bizkaia, España)  1907-12-09 - 1976-11-25


Spanish International Law professor, diplomatic and politician. He was the son of Juan Cesáreo Castiella and María Maiz y Nordhausen. He got married to Soledad Quijano Secades.

He started his academic career studying the baccalaureate at the Institute of Vizcaya. Moreover, he studied Law at the Universities of Zaragoza, Valladolid and Madrid but he was awarded the degree on Law by the University of Zaragoza and the doctorate by the University of Madrid. He extended his studies at the University of Paris and he received a scholarship form the Council of Extension of Studies in order to study at the Universities of Cambridge and Geneva.

He started his academic career when he was appointed assistant professor. He got the chair of International Public and Private Law at the Universidad La Laguna and he was designated temporal assistant of the Faculty of Law at the Universidad Central in Madrid. After the Spanish Civil War he reintegrated provisionally at the University of Valladolid and he was aggregated to the Faculty of Law at the University of Madrid, where he was appointed professor of International Law History. In addition, he worked as the dean of this university. He was sanctioned and he started to work again in 1939.

He also carried out the following activities:

Spain ambassador in Peru and before the Holy See.

Member of the Permanent International Court of Arbitration from The Hague.

Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Combatant of the Blue Division in the Second World War.


Profession (carried on by):

Catedráticos de Derecho in 1935-12-19 Obs.:  Universidad de La Laguna, Valladolid y Madrid.

Profession (carried on by):

Spanish Ambassadors  Obs.:  Perú y Vaticano


Cabinet officers in  Spain between 1956 and 1969 Obs.:  Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores.



Perú  Obs.:  Embajador de España en:


Ciudad del Vaticano  Obs.:  Embajador de España en:


Paris in 1930-11-01 Obs.:  Estudiante


La Haya (Holanda Meridional, Países Bajos) in 1930-07-01 Obs.:  Estudiante


Geneva between 1932-02-12 and 1934 Obs.:  Estudiante


Madrid (España) in 1936


Zaragoza (España) between 1923 and 1934-03-19 Obs.:  Estudiante


Valladolid (España) in 1924 Obs.:  Estudiante. Catedrático Universidad


San Sebastián (Gipuzkoa, España) between 1931-11-01 and 1931-12-01 Obs.:  Preso. Cárcel de San Sebastián


San Cristóbal de La Laguna (Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, España) between 1935-12-19 and 1936-01-11

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Bilbao (Bizkaia, España) in 1907-12-09

Lugar de Defunci¿n:

Madrid (España) in 1976-11-25

Related Authorities

Cortina Mauri, Pedro (1908-1993)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Associative relations :

Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios e Investigaciones Científicas (España)  ( He/She is the owner/beneficiary/president of )

Serna, Víctor de la (1921-1983)  ( He/She/It collaborated with )

Universidad Central. Facultad de Derecho (Madrid, España)  ( He/She is a member of; Estudiante (1926-1927). Doctorado en Derecho (24 de marzo de 1934). Catedrático de Historia del Derecho Internacional. Además, ejerce como decano de esta universidad. )

Universidad de Valladolid (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Estudiante. )

Universidad de Zaragoza (España)  ( He/She is a member of; Estudiante de Derecho. )

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Biblioteca Nacional de Espa¿a


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