Ventura de los Reyes

Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

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Ventura de los Reyes y Sánchez

Spanish: Don Ventura de los Reyes y Sánchez, Filipino: Ventura Sánchez de los Reyes
Birthplace: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Region, Philippines
Death: 1835 (91-92)
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines (Natural causes)
Immediate Family:

Son of Santiago de los Reyes and Vicenta Sánchez
Husband of María Manuela García; María Josefa Monterroso y O'Kennedy and María Vicenta Monterroso y O'Kennedy
Father of María Josefa de los Reyes y García; Vicente Tadeo de los Reyes; de los Reyes; de los Reyes; José María de los Reyes and 5 others

Occupation: Diputado a Cortes por las Islas Filipinas (1811-1814), Comerciante
Managed by: Capt. Andre "Ticoke" Martinez Az...
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About Ventura de los Reyes

From Encyclopedia of the Philippines, Volume XVIII: Builders (1958, p. 513-514)


Ventura de los Reyes is best known for his connection with The Spanish Cortes of 1810. He was born in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, in 1743.

De los Reyes became famous overnight when he signed the Cadiz Constitution of 1812.

History refers him as a supporter of Diego Silang's revolt in Ilocos in 1752 when the British occupied the city of Manila. After peace was established, he returned to Vigan and engaged in the indigo business. He made a fortune.

De los Reyes was charitable and friendly. He minded his own business regardless of what others thought of him. He lived a true Christian life.

In 1810 the Spanish Government granted the colonies in America and in the Philippines representation in the Cortes. Deputies were chosen by the capital cities. The man chosen by the city of Manila was de los Reyes. He arrived in Spain in 1811. He worked for the suppression of the galleon trade with Mexico. This was proposed by the governor of the Philippines. This was favorably acted upon on September 14, 1813.

Ventura de los Reyes died at a ripe old age. He was one of those liberty-loving citizens who worked not for money, neither for fame, but for the progress of his country.

Biographical Dictionary of Spanish Parliamentarians, Parliament of Cádiz, 1810-1814 (2010)

The Philippines at the Cortes de Cádiz (2013), by Maria Dolores Elizalde (p. 336-337)

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Ventura de los Reyes's Timeline

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Region, Philippines
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
March 7, 1795
Rosario St. (present-day Quintin Paredes St.), Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Binondo, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
San Miguel, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Cádiz, Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
Age 92
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines