Rafael Altamira y Crevea

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Rafael Altamira y Crevea

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: Spain, Alicante, Spain
Death: June 01, 1951 (85)
Immediate Family:

Son of Jose Altamira Moreno and Rafaela Crevea Cortes
Husband of Pilar Redondo Tejerina
Father of Pilar Altamira Redondo; Juana Altamira Redondo and Rafael Altamira Redondo

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About Rafael Altamira y Crevea

En 1933 lo proponen como candidato al premio Nobel de la Paz.


Rafael Altamira y Crevea (February 10, 1866 – June 1, 1951) was a Spanish historian and jurist.

Born in Alicante, Altamira is considered to be one of the most significant Spanish historians of the 20th century, was a multi-faceted scholar who also took interest in journalism, pedagogy, politics, and literature.

In 1898 Altamira, together with other professors of the Law School at the University of Oviedo, established the University Extension as a different area of the university structure. Its main goal was to spread the knowledge created by the universities by means of conferences, courses, and other activities to those social classes that did not have access to it. These professors were following the example set by several English universities that had already been put into practice in other European countries such as Germany and Belgium.

Altamira gave courses and conferences in many universities both in Spain and abroad (Argentina, Peru, USA, France, England, etc.). He was also a justice of The Hague Tribunal, in the Netherlands, where he concentrated his efforts on working for peace and international dialogue. For his work and career he was nominated as candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1933. The same year, he was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Rafael Altamira y Crevea's Timeline

February 10, 1866
Spain, Alicante, Spain
September 10, 1902
Age 36
Age 52
Tribunal de Litigios Mineros de París
Age 54
Tribunal Permanente de Justicia Internacional
- 1936
Age 64
Madrid, Spain
June 1, 1951
Age 85
Oviedo, Asturias, Spain