Biography of Blas de Aranza y Doyle (¿-1813)

General intendant of Catalonia, born on date unknown and who died in January 1813. He/She was married to Antonia González de Avellaneda Roda Castelvi, Countess of the Valle de San Juan and Fajardo.

Between 1800 and 1809 published: particular instruction [...] for mode run the disposals of real estate belonging to the establishments covered by the Royal Decree of 25 September 1798 (Barcelona, 1800), edict on the credit of real Vales (Barcelona, 1800), response to doubts by joining this Principality [...] for the levying and collection of the subsidy (Barcelona1800), rules for the levying and collection of the temporary contribution, imposed on the bequests and inheritances in transverse successions (Barcelona, 1800), edict on so the corregidores realize trades alienated in the Crown that had been in his district (Barcelona, 1800), edict about the SOAP making and sale freely (Barcelona, 1800), edict [...] moving a Real Cédula of S. M. on payment of tithe to get resources to the war (Barcelona1805), instruction informing the justices of the villages where they must tread 1300 men of French troops in two divisions (Barcelona, 1806), edict on the timeliness of collection of excise taxes (Barcelona, 1806), [...] edict on freedom and advancement of the Arts (Barcelona, 1807), side [...] so that dependents of incomes well fulfilled its mission, during the circumstances (Barcelona, 1808), side to suppress the wine taxliqueurs and other (Barcelona, 1809).

He was Minister of State of José I on May 2, 1809; Commissioner in Valladolid in June 1809; Knight of the Royal order of Spain on October 27, 1809; (e) regio intendente-comisario of Seville on February 12, 1810. He/She is the author of a circular order that will sell the crops belonging to property (Seville, March 6 1810) extinct religious communities and, at the same time, a manifesto to all the peoples of the province; as well as a prefectural order excited to the Andalusians to pay taxes and levies. On March 20, 1810 he/she released a manifesto, collected in the Gaceta de Madrid on 2 April 1810, against the Sevillians who follow "the British fallacy", and in an order published in Seville, on May 7, 1810, reiterates the previous request of payment of taxes. The sheet to the public (on July 12, 1810 Seville) celebrated the victory of the French in Jerez de los Caballeros.

In Seville, he/she took several measures of development, since the reopening of a school until the founding of an Academy of fine arts on November 14, 1810. It ceased in the Royal Commissioner of November 23, 1810. When I was prefect of Seville, he/she referred the specimens and decrees on the establishment of the brigades of escopeteros in the province. He/She was in Paris in the spring of 1811, on the occasion of the celebrations for the birth of the King of Rome in March 20, 1811. He/She was appointed Royal Commissioner of watershed in September 17, 1811, and for this reason he/she moved to the city, but it was not admitted by the general D'Armagnac. In February 1812 received, along with other directors, the Mission of unifying the civil administration in Valencia with the general josefina, and in 1812 it was also responsible for the call for cuts. He/She came to Valencia on February 13, 1812, and there he/she was received by Suchet, who received him coldly, not wanting to share their power with anyone. On May 2, 1812 he/she was appointed President of the liquidation Commission of the national debt.


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Mercantile Journal of Cadiz, no. 200, on August 10, 1813.

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