Manuel González Salmón

Manuel González Salmón (20 October 1778, in Cádiz – 18 January 1832, in Madrid), was a Spanish politician and diplomat who served twice as Prime Minister of Spain.

Manuel González Salmón
Manuel González Salmón, por Vicente López Portaña (Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando).JPG
Prime Minister of Spain
In office
19 August 1826 – 18 January 1832
MonarchFerdinand VII
Preceded byPedro Alcántara de Toledo
Succeeded byFrancisco Tadeo Calomarde
Personal details
Manuel González Salmón

20 October 1778
Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
Died18 January 1832 (aged 53)
Madrid, Spain


He was First Secretary at the Spanish Embassy in Paris from 1814 to 1819, when he became Acting Prime Minister of Spain between 12 June and 12 September 1819. After this he became Ambassador to Saxony and later Russia until 1826, when he became Prime Minister for the second time.

Despite the fact that he remained Prime Minister for 6 years, a very long term in Spanish politics, very little was known of his actions during that period. This was because he was dominated by Francisco Calomarde and Luis López Ballesteros, the real leaders of the Cabinet.

He died in January 1832 while still in office.