Biography of Fray Francisco de Alvarado y Téllez (1756-1814)

Religious dominico, philosopher and Spanish writer, born in Marchena (Sevilla) on April 25, 1756 and died in the same city on 31 August 1814. He/She studied philosophy in the colegio de San Pablo in Seville and theology of Saint Thomas in the same city. He/She is the author of the sermon titled Sermon of the glorious martyr and Inquisitor San Pedro de Arbués, preached at the anniversary solemnity which consecrates him the Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition (Seville, 1809). Refugee in Portugal (1811) because of the war, began to write the letters of the philosopher Rancio (1812-1814), 47 in total, the latter two posthumous (1816), of which a supplement was published in 1824. It was the first the letter critical of a stale philosopher who challenged the old Spanish and not French speech of Mr diputado Argüelles on contribution of tithes and the opinions of other several gentlemen that distract the courts of its main object (printed at the office of Periu, 1811). Although the name is not recorded, is known that it was aimed at Francisco de Sales Rodríguez de la Bárcena, his friend, who published the letters in Seville (1814), the fall of the Constitution. Again Alvarado Sevilla in 1812. In 1826 letters appeared filarficas, Alvarado would have been published under the pseudonym of "Aristotle". All letters met many reprints and subsequent editions, which arrived until 1947. Translated from the Italian filosofico-democratico new vocabulary indispensable for all those who wish to understand the new language revolutionary, Lorenzo Thjulen (Thiuli), which met in Seville, Zaragoza, Madrid, Valladolid and Barcelona impressions. Liberal philosophers of Cadiz are you also newspapers prodigious life, admirable doctrine, the venerable brothers beautiful death (Cádiz, 1813, with various reprints), and the philosopher of yesteryear in his cabinet (Cádiz, 1813, with reprints). He/She also collaborated with two articles reported in the Attorney general of the nation and of the King, n. 137 (February 14, 1813), which get excited with the success of the tremendous guy, and another at no. 272 (June 29, 1813), in which said not wanting to or seek henchmen, but only Christ Jesus (articles collected in the supplement to the letters of 1824). He/She was, among other charges: examiner and Synodal judge of the Archbishopric of Seville, qualifier of the Holy Office, elected Councillor of the Inquisition in 1814. Controversial and archireaccionario, writer who tries to be authentic, was praised by Menéndez Pelayo and other Catholic apologists. Other authors believe that not he/she lacked talent and imagination, but it was "enclosed in a circle narrow ideas".


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