Antonio de Capmany y Montpalau

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Libro del Consulad, 1791.

Antonio de Capmany y Montpalau (24 November 1742 – Cadis, Andalusia, 14 November 1813), Spanish polygraph.

Life[edit]

He was born at Barcelona. He studied logic and Humanities at the Jesuit ran College of Bishops in Barcelona.

Antonio took part in the 1762 Spanish campaign in Portugal. He retired from the army in 1770, and was subsequently elected secretary of the Royal Academy of History at Madrid. [1]

He was elected deputy for the Principality of Catalonia by the Cortes of Cadiz. There were a total of 51 deputies of Catalonia in the Constituent Assembly.

Capmany died at Barcelona on 14 November 1813. His monograph on the history of his birthplace still preserves much of its original value.[1]

A portrait of Antonio de Campmany, by Modesto Texidor, can be found in the Consulate Room at the Llotja School in Barcelona.[2]

Family[edit]

He married Gertrudis Marqui in Seville in 1769.

Works[edit]

His principal works are:

  • Memorias históricas sobre la marina, commercio, y artes de la antigua ciudad de Barcelona (4 vols 1779–1792)
  • Teatro histórico-critico de la elocuencia Española (1786)
  • Filosofía de la elocuencia (1776)
  • Cuestiones críticas sobre varios puntos de historia económica, política, y militar (1807)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chisholm 1911.
  2. ^ "Multinacionales en la Llotja", "La Vanguardia", 8 June 2008.
Attribution

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Capmany y Montpalau, Antonio de". Encyclopædia Britannica. 5 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Sources[edit]

  • Martínez Hidalgo, José M. (1984). El Museo Marítimo de Barcelona. Barcelona, Editorial H.M.B., SA. ISBN 84-86054-17-6.
  • Tomo 4 (2004). La Gran Enciclopèdia en català. Barcelona, Edicions 62. ISBN 84-297-5432-6


This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Spanish Wikipedia.