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Biography of Buenaventura Abárzuza y Ferrer (1843-1910)


Politician, diplomat, journalist, and Spanish dramatist, born in Havana (Cuba) in 1843 and died in Madrid in 1910. In his brilliant career of public man, belonged to the Constituent Cortes of 1869 and 1873, and to the King Amadeus I of Savoy. He was Minister on several occasions (the last one, as the holder of the portfolio of State in the Government of Antonio Maura), Senator and Ambassador of Spain in Paris.

On October 1, 1898, in his capacity as Senator, became one of the signatories of the agreement of peace, signed in Paris, put an end to the Hispano-Norteamericana Guerra and acknowledged the loss of the last Spanish colonial possessions. In addition to Abarzuza y Ferrer, the negotiating Commission included, by Spain, Eugenio Montero of the Ríos, President of the Senate and of the delegation; José de Garnica, Deputy; Wenceslao Ramírez de Villa-Urrutia, diplomat; and Rafael Cerero, general of Division. By the United States of America, signed the agreement William r. Day, former Secretary of State and Chairman of the delegation; Cushman K. Davis, Senator from Minnesota; William P. Frey, Senator from Maine; George Gray, Senator from Delaware; and Whitley Reid, editor of the New York Tribune.

As writer, Buenaventura Abárzuza and Ferrer was released by the premiere of the dramatic piece entitled a love story, written in verse that went virtually unnoticed for criticism and the public of the time. Most successful and broadcast reached his frequent journalistic contributions appeared in La Democracia, a publication directed by Emilio Castelar.


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