Cayetano Redondo Aceña

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Cayetano Redondo Aceña (1885, Segovia—21 May 1940, Madrid), Spanish politician, journalist, and mayor of Madrid during the Spanish Civil War - from November 1936 to May 1937). He was also a leading proponent of Esperanto in Spain.

In 1918, Redondo was leader of the National Federation of Juventudes Socialistas, the youth wing of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), He worked for several political papers, including El Socialista.

In 1931, he was elected to the City Council of Madrid during the elections that led to the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. In the next year, Redondo was elected on a PSOE platform as deputy to the Constituent Cortes.

After acting Mayor Pedro Rico López fled for Valencia during constant attacks on Madrid carried by the troops of Francisco Franco, Redondo was elected his replacement. After the end of his mandate, he occupied other positions (notably, he served as delegate to the Regional legislative body).

After the Republican side lost the war and the Franco dictatorship began, Redondo was captured and ultimately executed by a firing squad in the Cementerio de la Almudena. Buried in a mass grave, his remains were later moved and buried with José Gómez Osorio, the last Republican civil governor of Madrid, shot months earlier, thanks to the concern of the family of the latter. His grave is near the place chosen in memory of "The Thirteen Roses."