Biography of Pedro Sainz de Andino (1786-1863)

Spanish, born in Ubrique (Cádiz) on November 11, 1786, a lawyer and died in Madrid, on April 24, 1863.

He was the son of Rufino (Sainz) Andino and Elvira Álvarez Sánchez. He/She studied at Cadiz, since his family moved to Port Royal, and from 1800 in the Seminario Conciliar de San Bartolomé in Seville, whose University is a graduate of Bachelor in laws (19 May 1804), graduated from cannons (May 7, 1806) and earned a doctorate in law (May 17, 1806). While preparing for power of Attorney, he/she was appointed substitute for the Chair of University Games sevillana (October 17, 1807), and at the same time, it was cloistered from the same.

It seems that it did not have much activity during the years of the war of independence: he/she opposed the appointment of Alberto list as a delegate of the University for the formation of a patriot army (July 14, 1809) and shortly after became a Francophile: occupied the post of sub-prefect of Écija against the invaders.

Reappeared his figure, already with the triennium, in Tortosa, where he/she saw the light of the Constitution and the law have all peoples to become as you create more convenient in April 1820, exaltation of the order and obedience. Maybe it was one involving that same year in the falsification of elections in Tortosa, scandal that was properly reported. On March 12, 1821 was appointed promoter city attorney. Afterwards it became the Court of first instance in Tarrasa, where it served from March 12, 1822 to October 10, 1823. It is likely that since last year until 1827 he/she lived abroad, but in that year its figure in Catalonia protected by Luis López Ballesterosreappears. On November 29, 1827 he/she proposed the formation of a commercial code, which the Ministry accepted. Then, he/she wrote elements of forensic eloquence (published in Madrid, 1828), work that reached four editions, and Ministers on the course to be given to judgment of purifications (written in August of the same year), work that you did not edit at that time and that it was then published by Federico Suárez in documents of the reign of Fernando VII (1968).

At the same time who was still practicing lawyer, he/she was appointed intendant of province of second class (March 9, 1829). The same year presented the draft commercial code and also worked on two projects of civil and criminal codes which did not Harbor. Hers is exposure to N. S. King on the political situation in the Kingdom and means of restoration (1829) and also the regulation of the Bank Spanish of San Fernando (1829) and the law of bags (1831). Honors accumulated on his person: Prosecutor of the Finance Council (1829), Minister of the Council and Chamber of Castilla, Member of the Board of lotteries and the treaties, Grand Cross of Carlos III (1830) and Isabel la Católica (1833) and academic fee of history.

The death of the King Fernando VII was retiring at Hacienda (1834), while immediately declared Elizabethan. He/She published allegation by the law of the Royal Treasury in pending [...] cars between her oldest Prosecutor [...] and [...] Duke of Infantado, on [...] excises [...] (London, 1833). In February 1844, Bravo González tasked with the revision of all legislation of mountains; He/She published a year after critical essay on the hiring of the Bolsa de Comercio (Madrid, 1845), and on November 25, 1845 took as Royal Advisor, and then President, of its development section. He/She was Vice President of the Board of files in 1847 and Senator from March 10, 1847 until his death. He/She joined the Academy of history of February 4, 1848. He/She retired on 30 November 1855 as Director general of files. Date uncertain, but prior to 1831, he/she had married Ana Villanueva, which had two daughters. He/She also had a goddaughter, Teresa Novella and Destamberrat, which ended up going to live with his adoptive father. Federico Suárez has gathered his writings (1968).


GIL NOVALES, Alberto: The patriotic societies, Madrid: Tecnos, 1975.

RUBIO, Jesus: Sainz de Andino and mercantile codification, Madrid, 1950.