Pascual Madoz

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Pascual Madoz
Pascual Madoz, de José Nin y Tudó (1873), Congreso de los Diputados.jpg
Prime Minister of Spain
In office
30 September 1868 – 3 October 1868
Preceded byJose Gutierrez de la Concha
Succeeded byFrancisco Serrano
Personal details
Pascual Madoz Ibáñez

Pascual Madoz Ibáñez (May 7, 1806 – December 13, 1870), Spanish politician, statistician, was born at Pamplona.


In early life Madoz was settled in Barcelona, as a writer and journalist. He envisioned the construction of the Vielha tunnel. He joined the Progresista party formed during the First Carlist War, 1833-40. He saw some service against the Carlists; was elected deputy to the Cortes of 1836; took part for Baldomero Espartero, Count of Luchana, and then against him; was imprisoned in 1843; went into exile and returned; was governor of Barcelona in 1854, and minister of finance in 1855; had a large share in secularizing the Church lands; and after the revolution of 1868 was governor of Madrid. He had, however, no great influence as a leader and soon went abroad, dying at Genoa in 1870.[1]He was later interred in the Montjuïc Cemetery in Barcelona.

Madoz was distinguished from most of the politicians of his generation by the fact that in middle life he compiled what is still a book of value a geographical, statistical and historical dictionary of Spain and its possessions overseas, Diccionario geográfico, estadístico y histórico de España, y sus posesiones de Ultramar (Madrid, 1848–1850).[1]


In Pamplona there is a street, |Calle de Pascual Madoz, named in his honor.


  1. ^ a b Chisholm 1911, p. 288.


  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Madoz, Pascual". Encyclopædia Britannica. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 288.