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Antonio Cánovas del Castillo
Birth: Feb. 8, 1828
Death: Aug. 8, 1897

Spanish Statesman, Author. After being educated in his hometown he moved to Madrid to complete his studies. During this period he published his two best works, a historical novel and a history of the decay of Spain under the house of Austria. He became a politician and entered the Cortes in 1854. He held various positions including minister of the colonies and minister of finance. During Spain’s political crises from 1868 to 1874, he was one of the main advocates for the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. When Alfonso XII was proclaimed king in 1875, Cánovas established a regency ministry and was premier several times. He was the driving force behind the Spanish Constitution of 1876. After 1881 he alternated as premier with the Liberal leader, Sagasta. He began to experience difficulties due to the increase in working-class opposition and in 1897 Michele Angiolillo, an Italian anarchist, assassinated him.  (bio by: Bunny Boiler) 
 
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Panteon de Hombres Ilustres
Madrid
Provincia de Madrid
Madrid, Spain
 
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Originally Created by: Bunny Boiler
Record added: Feb 20, 2005
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