Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde

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Don Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde y García del Rivero, iure uxoris Marquess of Pozo Rubio, (20 January 1848 – 15 July 1905) was a Spanish statesman.

Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde
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Prime Minister of Spain
In office
27 January 1905 – 23 June 1905
MonarchAlfonso XIII
Preceded byMarcelo Azcárraga
Succeeded byEugenio Montero Ríos
Personal details
Born
Raimundo Fernández-Villaverde y García del Rivero
NationalitySpanish

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.

Depicted in a 1900 cartoon, by Joaquín Xaudaró.

On 31 March 1884, he was appointed civil governor of Madrid.

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.

BibliographyEdit

  • 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.