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Francisco de Paula Martínez de la Rosa Berdejo Gómez y Arroyo

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Birthplace: Granada, Province of Granada, Andalusia, Spain
Death: Died in Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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About Francisco Martínez de la Rosa, Presidente del Consejo de Ministros

Martínez de la Rosa, Francisco

  • Born Mar. 10, 1787, in Granada; died Feb. 7, 1862, in Madrid. Spanish politician, historian, poet, and prose writer.
  • Martinez de la Rosa graduated from the University of Granada and became head of the subdepartment of philosophy there. He was involved in the Revolution of 1808-14 and was elected chairman of the Cortes in 1813. After the restoration of absolutism in 1814, he was arrested and then banished to Africa. Martinez de la Rosa returned to Spain during the Revolution of 1820-23, joined the right liberals (moderados}, and headed the constitutional government from March to July 1822. From 1823 to 1831 he lived in France. As head of the Spanish government in 1834-35 Martinez de la Rosa introduced a conservative constitution (the Royal Statute of 1834) that essentially reserved full powers to the regent, Maria Cristina. Mass unrest aroused by his policy forced him out of office, and in 1840 he left again for France. After returning to Spain in 1844, Martinez de la Rosa was minister in the cabinet of R. M. Narvaez (1845-46) and ambassador to Paris and Rome (1846-51).
  • Martinez de la Rosa began his literary career with poems and plays in the spirit of revolutionary patriotic classicism, such as the poem “Zaragoza” and the tragedies The Widow of Padilla (1814) and Oedipus (1829). In Notes on the Historical Drama (1830) he argued against the classical theory of genres. His historical dramas Aben Humeya and Conspiracy in Venice (both 1830) paved the way for the romantic drama in Spain, and his novel Dona Isabel de Solis did the same for the historical novel. Martinez de la Rosa also wrote Historical Investigation of Spain’s Politics From the Time of the Catholic Kings to Our Time (vols. 1-2, Madrid, 1857).

WORKS Obras, vols. 1-8. Edited and with an introductory study by Carlos Seco Serrano. Madrid, 1960-62. REFERENCES Sarrailh, J. Un Homme d’etat espagnol: Martinez de la Rosa (1787-1862). Bordeaux-Paris, 1930. Menéndez y Pelayo, M. Estudios de critica literaria, series 1. Madrid, 1893. Sosa, L. de. MartÍnez de la Rosa, politico y poeta. Madrid-Barcelona, 1930.

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Francisco Martínez de la Rosa, Presidente del Consejo de Ministros's Timeline

1787
March 10, 1787
Granada, Province of Granada, Andalusia, Spain
1862
February 17, 1862
Age 74
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Madrid, Spain