|Prime Minister of Spain|
27 January 1905 – 23 June 1905
|Preceded by||Marcelo Azcárraga|
|Succeeded by||Eugenio Montero Ríos|
Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde y García del Rivero
Born in Madrid, Raimundo Fernandez Villaverde graduated at age 21 from the Central University of Madrid in Law Studies. He later became Professor of this university after receiving the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
He joined the Conservative Party and was elected to the Spanish Parliament in 1872 as representative for Caldas.
From 1880 to his death, he held various government ministries including Finance, Justice and Interior, became President of Parliament, and was twice Prime Minister.
He is credited with the economic reforms passed in 1899 and 1900 that stabilised the nation's economy after the loss of the last Spanish colonies in the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.
- Francisco Comín, Pablo Martín Aceña y Miguel Martorell (2000): La Hacienda española y sus ministros. Del 98 a la Guerra Civil, Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2000, ISBN 84-95901-69-2
- Miguel Martorell Linares: “Villaverde ante el Parlamento”, Hacienda Pública Española, número monográfico, 1999, pp. 73-93.