Emilio Castelar Y Ripoll

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Emilio Castelar y Ripoll (September 7, 1832 – May 25, 1899) was a Spanish republican politician, and a president of the First Spanish Republic.

Castelar was born in Cádiz. He was an eloquent and literary man. He was appointed dictator of Spain in 1873, but not being equal to the exigency in the affairs of the state, he resigned, and made way for the return of monarchy, though under ... more »

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  • ''The genius of Byron, which appeared at the beginning of this century, is like a funeral torch sculptured on our cradles.''
    Emilio Castelar Y Ripoll (1832-1899), Spanish statesman, writer. Quoted in Doris Langley Moore, The Late Lord Byron, ch. 15 (1961, rev. 1976). Moo...
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