Estanislao Figueras

Estanislao Figueras y de Moragas (Catalan: Estanislau Figueras i de Moragas [əstənizˈlaw fiˈɣeɾəs]; 13 November 1819 – 11 November 1882) was a Spanish politician who served as the first President of the First Spanish Republic from 12 February to 11 June 1873).

Estanislao Figueras
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President of the Executive Power
In office
12 February 1873 – 11 June 1873
Preceded byAmadeo I
(King of Spain)
Succeeded byFrancisco Pi y Margall
President of the Council of Ministers of Spain
In office
11 February 1873 – 11 June 1873
Preceded byManuel Ruiz Zorrilla
Succeeded byFrancisco Pi y Margall
Personal details
Born(1819-11-13)13 November 1819
Barcelona, Spain
Died11 November 1882(1882-11-11) (aged 62)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyProgressist
(1848–1849)
Democratic
(1849–1868)
Democratic Federal Republican
(1868–1880)
Organic Federal Republican
(1880–1882)

Figueras was born in Barcelona.

He led the Republican Party after Queen Isabella II was overthrown in 1868. He briefly became president after King Amadeo abdicated. He was succeeded as president by Francisco Pi y Margall. After the 1875 restoration of the monarchy he withdrew from public life.

He died in Madrid in 1882 at the age of 62, two days before his birthday.

He is famous for having said, after one more fruitless Council of Ministers: "Gentlemen, I can not stand this anymore. I will be frank to you: I am up to my bollocks of all of us."[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rolandi Sánchez-Solís, Manuel (2009). El republicanismo y el federalismo español del siglo XIX: la búsqueda de un nuevo orden político y social al servicio de los ciudadanos. Centro de Investigación y Estudios Republicanos. p. 204. ISBN 9788461294497.
  • Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed
  • Sánchez-Solís, Manuel (2009). El republicanismo y el federalismo español del siglo XIX: la búsqueda de un nuevo orden político y social al servicio de los ciudadanos. Centro de Investigación y Estudios Republicanos. p. 204. ISBN 9788461294497.
Political offices
New office
President of the Executive Power of Spain
11 February 1873 – 11 June 1873
Succeeded by
Francisco Pi
Preceded by
Amadeo
as King of Spain
Head of State of Spain
as President of the Executive Power

11 February 1873 – 11 June 1873
Preceded by
Manuel Ruiz Zorrilla
as Prime Minister of Spain
President of the Provisional Government of Spain
12 February 1873 – 11 June 1873