Biography of Miguel Antonio Riego Flórez (1781-1846)

Spanish religious born in Tuna (Tineo, Asturias) on June 12, 1781 and died in London on November 27, 1846.

Son of Eugenio de irrigation Núñez and María Teresa Flórez Valdés, the brother of the general irrigation, Canon of the Cathedral of Oviedo, 1803, belonged to the upper board installed in Luarca (Asturias), since March 4, 1810 until August 21, 1811. It is known that at this time he made a trip to Lisbon. He published Romance. The old man of Hesperia, dedicated to the Asturian troops and army under the command of the excmo. Mr. D. Francisco Ballesteros (La Coruña, 1811).

Tax from the Diocese of Oviedo, in 1814, again in 1821, at the time of the deportation of Bishop Ceruelo. It is responsible for drafting manifestos and exposure, to the people and the monarch, on the State of Church Affairs in Oviedo.Nombrado provisor and Vicar, ecclesiastical, the Council refused to accept it. In September 1822 he obtained leave to leave the diocese, renewed in February 1823, in order to go to London, accompanying their niece María Teresa, wife of the general. In London he was devoted to trade in old Spanish books, and editing, and the memory of his brother and family. Occasionally it also sold wine, but poverty was the dominant great English years, poverty with detachment and elevation of mood. It is Memoirs of the life of Rafael del irrigation and his family, including a history of Spain from the restoration of Ferdinand VII to the present times (London, 1824), book cited by biographers, but apparently disappeared. In January 1829 consists that you receiving help from two pounds per month from the Committee's assistance, dependent of the Duke of Wellington. Friend of Ugo Foscolo, saved the correspondence of the poet.Just took a trip to Spain, in 1835, to exhume the remains of his brother: at that time wrote the Regent, giving thanks, but in general remained always in opposition and even spoken of it regarding revolutionary projects, before mostly, but also after the death of Fernando VII; However it does not seem to have had a very active role in this issue.

He published the twelve victories of the twelve apostles, made by the Cartuxano (London, 1841), collection of Spanish poetic works (London, 1842), which includes several, posthumous poems from Eugenio del Riego and a second edition of the Ballad of irrigation of Benito biographical, with respect to his brother eagerness, manifests itself in an attempt to back the Rabadan to assume this task, and also Prescott, and Henry of Lazeu. A manuscript fragment of Rafael del Riego, a piece of handkerchief that was on the hood and a few hairs of María Teresa del Riego bequeathed them, on September 29, 1841, to María sandal del Acebal of Usoz and river, "as a sign of how much I have his friendship".


National Library, ms 12970-1

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