Biography of Félix José Reinoso (1772-1841)

Spanish writer born in Seville on November 20, 1772 and died in Madrid on April 28, 1841. He studied ecclesiastical Sciences in the University of Seville for twelve years and was one of the founders of the neo-classical Academy of letters human of Seville (with José María Roldán and Alberto list) and the editor of its statutes. Priest of Santa Cruz in 1801, published in 1804 an interesting poem in two edges on the model of the paradise lost by Milton titled lost innocence. He became French and he was appointed prebendado of the Cathedral of Seville by José Bonaparte, but with the expulsion of the French had to emigrate to France as many fellow countrymen. The examination of the charged crimes of infidelity to the homeland published in Auch Spaniards under French domination (1816), the most important French-style advocacy.

He was appointed Professor of Humanities by the economic society of Seville and read it on the influence of the beautiful letters on the improvement of the understanding and the rectification of the passions (Seville, 1816). In 1820, he proposed irrigation for Deputy; He did not hesitate to show his anti-revolutionary and anti-democratic spirit that earned him the nickname of French bishop. He was one of the Secretaries of the provincial deputation of Cadiz between 1820 and 1823. His political works of the period include article forwarded by the Moorish politician, booklet that accompanied the mercantile Journal of 12 July 1820 and in which advocated, with quote from Bentham, that "the best Constitution for a people is that to which it is accustomed", a defence of the absolutism of the more diplomatic.

Other writings and his publications are: last word of the Moorish politician (Cádiz, 1820), Don F. J. Reinoso to the Anti-Persiano (Seville, 1820), model Ordinances municipal of the town (Cádiz, 1821), Plan the Census of the province, repairs on the first chapters and on the style of the project of the Criminal Code (Seville, 1821) and, above all, the newspaper La Constitution and laws (Cadiz(, 1822-1823), important for adoption decided Burkiano thought (see the biography of Edmund Burke). He was first editor of the Government Gazette (1827-1830) and editor of the Gaceta de Bayonne in 1830. In February 1833 he commissioned to prepare decrees, rites and formalities pair the jura of Isabel II as heir to the throne. Before his death he was preparing a piece about tithing. Letters and other documents of Reinoso are saved in the library Menéndez Pelayo.


CEJADOR and FRAUCA, j.: History of the language and Spanish literature, 7 vols., Madrid, 1972.

CUETO, L. A.: lyric poets of the 18th century, 3 vols., Madrid, 1952-1953.

CAVES, JESUS of the: "Félix José Reinoso and José María Roldán, two illustrious Sevillians." Aspects unpublished of their lives", in archive of Seville, no. 61-62, Sept-Dec., 1954, pp. 133-188.

TEN IMBRECHTS, j.: Challenge to the forwarded article that accompanies the mercantile Journal of July 12, in which defends the Moorish political opinions anti-politicas and unconstitutional the work entitled Ecsamen of the crimes of infidelity to the homeland, Cadiz, 1820.

GIL NOVALES, a.: Societies patriotic, Madrid: Tecnos, 1975.

PAEZ rivers, e.: Iconography hispanica, 5 vols., Madrid, 1966.

ANAYA Perez, f.: Lessons and models of forensic eloquence, Madrid, 1849.

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