Álvaro de Figueroa y Torres Mendieta, Conde de Romanones(1863-1950), Prime Minister of Spain and historian
Sitter in 3 portraits
Born into a wealthy land-owning family in Madrid, Medieta was a Spanish statesman and businessman. He graduated from the Central University of Madrid in 1884 with a law degree, and was later awarded a doctorate from the University of Bologna. He was the Prime Minister of Spain three times between 1912 and 1918, president of the Senate and was appointed a minister seventeen times. He was made Count of Romanones in 1893 and Grandee of Spain in 1911. He authored his memoirs, several biographies, political papers and essays.
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