Biography of Manuel María de Acevedo y Pola (1769-1840)

Lawyer Spanish born in 1769 and died in 1840, brother of general Vicente Acevedo.

It was political chief in Asturias in the year 1812, year where he/she delivered a proclamation in Oviedo on the Constitution on October 23, which was published in part in the newspaper El Redactor (No. 516) from November 11. It maintained the same position between the years 1820 to 1823.

From a moderate liberal position, tried to influence the election of 1820 through a speech on 22 May to the Electoral Board of the province. On September 14 of that same year he/she gave his "Asturian" Proclamation. On 20 August of the following year appeared another proclamation signed by him with the same title; its contents moved to the Asturian public opinion and was labeled subversive. The matter came to the patriotic gathering in Oviedo, where it was agreed that the formation of cause. Among those who supported the initiative Miguel del Riego y Marcelino Calero Portocarrero were. The case was presented before the Council of State, which ruled in favor of Acevedo.

In 1823 emigrated to England, from there he/she moved to France. He/She settled in Marseille. On June 24, 1830 he/she requested Passport to return to Spain, but this was denied by Calomarde dated 12 December of the same year. Nevertheless, in 1834 he/she was already in Oviedo by actively participating in politics, this time contributing to the new political triumphs of Argüelles. He/She enjoyed the post of Deputy to Cortes by Asturias between 1834 and 1836, and Pontevedra from 1836 to 1837. He/She was appointed Senator for life in 1837.

Among the documents that are preserved is his handwritten diary, as well as a sheaf of letters, also handwritten, was given by José Manuel CASTAÑÓN at Gregorio Marañón.


GIL NOVALES, Alberto: The patriotic societies. Madrid: Tecnos, 1975.

URÍA RÍU, Juan: "Florez Estrada in Paris", in Archivus, n. V (1955).