Biography of José María. Conde de Toreno Queipo de Llano (1786-1843)

Writer and Spanish historian born in Oviedo, on November 26, 1786, and died in Paris, on September 16, 1843.

He was the son of José María Queipo de Llano and Dominga Ruiz de Sarabia. He/She spent his childhood in Madrid, Toledo and Cuenca, this last city in which her mother possessed extensive properties. Again he/she moved to Madrid in 1797 to begin his formal education, and in this city surprised the French invasion of 1808. I enjoyed already then the title of Viscount of Matarrosa and was born member of the General Board of the Principality of Asturias, who selected him as one of the ambassadors who had to go to London to negotiate investment partnerships. The Embassy left Gijón on May 30, 1808 and came to London on 6 June, city where he/she remained until December of the same year. Upon his return to Spain, his father died, he/she inherited the County and since then, and until May of 1809, was devoted to the resolution of particular issues.

La Romana dissolved the Asturian Board, and named other than the Toreno part; However, this did not accept, well were it not for patriotism, well because his ambition had higher. He/She then moved to Seville, near the Central Board, and in January 1810 he/she was appointed representative of the Board of Leon, and after the de Asturias, already close to the Regency. Alférez mayor del Principado, was elected Deputy to the Cortes of Cadiz by Asturias, position he/she swore the 18 March 1811, prior dispensation for not having the required age, and in which is was noted as a speaker. On 13 June 1812 he/she published an article in Editor, nº 371, in response to another of Ostolaza appeared in the journal in the afternoon and which attacked him. In 1814 he/she fled to Lisbon, and from there moved to England. He/She made several trips between London and Paris, and was arrested in the latter city in April 1816, by suponér are you complicated liberal conspiracies in Spanish. It was however, released within two months.

In Paris, he/she began his work of historian; News of the major events in the Government of Spain, from the time of the insurrection of 1808 until the dissolution of the ordinary courts of 1814 was published in Paris and Barcelona in 1820, and French translation had the same year. He/She was appointed by then Ambassador in Berlin, but did not accept, in preference for the post of Deputy for Asturias to courts of 1820-1822; There he/she became famous quickly by their intrigues of Hall, his ambition and his selfishness, which constituted him in head of the moderates. The low people not forgave their hypocrisy, their management in finance and their frequent trips to Paris, where it is said that you playing the stock market and enjoyed the Joie de vivre, still filled with debt. On February 4, 1822 he/she was insulted to leave the Congress, together with De la Rosa Martínez and José Moscoso, incident that resulted in a cause instructed by judge Moreno and Ramírez, which not yielded great results.

On February 28, 1822 opted to go to Paris, where he/she was when the invasion of 1823, took place which made him emigrated. In September 1825 was said that you providing articles to Évariste Dumoulin, of the Constitutionnel, and the editors of the Courier, and a year later also ran the rumor that the count of Cartagena consulted him for the writing of his memoirs. He/She spent quite some time to travel around Europe and began to prepare his great book, the history of the uprising, war and revolution of Spain (Paris, 1832).

He returned to Spain in July 1833, and lived in Asturias until the death of Fernando VII. Attorney by Asturias between 1834 and 1835, Martínez de la Rosa appointed him Minister of Finance on June 18, 1834, a position he/she served until June 13, 1835. It is said that when it occupied this post was left to bribe by the Rothschild House (see family Rothschild) by 1,600,000 francs, which helped, along with other incidents, consolidating his reputation as a great thief. President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of State (7 June - 14 September 1835), was its policy the achieve a foreign intervention which, under the pretext of ending the civil war, prevent the revolution. Then married to María Pilar Gayoso de los Cobos and Téllez Girón, daughter of the Marquis of Camarasa.

The revolution of the sergeants of the farm in 1836 caused him to emigrate again to London and Paris, but this time then returned as Deputy for Asturias (1837), since he/she held without interruption until 1840. At the time it was an opulent Tycoon, and was even made Grande of Spain. In 1839 he/she returned to Paris and made a trip to Italy, which he/she described in diary of a trip to Italy in 1839, which was posthumously published in the Revista Contemporánea (Madrid, 1882). The text refers to another newspaper earlier on the same subject, apparently lost. In February 1841 he/she returned to expatriate, and now only his corpse returned to Spain.


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