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Castelar y Ripoll, Emilio

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Born: 1832 AD
Died: 1899 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Spanish
Categories: Authors, Politician

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1832 - Born on September 8th in Cadiz, Spain. Spanish  statesman and author, one of the most powerful champions of Spanish republicanism in the latter half of the 19th century.

1948 - Castelar studied at the University of Madrid, where he became professor of history and was active in politics.

         - He began to study law in Madrid, but soon elected to compete for admittance at the school of philosophy and letters.

1866 - Castelar was compromised in the first rising of June, which was concerted by Marshal Prim, and crushed, after much bloodshed, in the streets by Marshals O'Donnell and Serrano.

1873-1874 - He was president of the first Spanish Republic.

         - Ruling virtually as a dictator, he was partially successful in restoring order to the war-torn country, but he, and the republic, were overthrown by a military coup.

1875 - After the restoration of Alfonso XII he was a member of the political opposition in the Cortes.

1899 - Died on January 16th in San Pedro del Pinatar.

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