Emilio Castelar Y Ripoll

Biography of Emilio Castelar Y Ripoll

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 protest. He wrote a history of the Republican Movement in Europe among other works of political interest.

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