Joaquín María López y López

Joaquín María López by José Casado del Alisal.

Joaquín María López y López (15 August 1798 in Villena, Spain 14 November 1855 in Madrid, Spain) was a Spanish politician, writer and journalist who served twice as Prime Minister of Spain in 1843, during the reign of Queen Isabella II. López held other important political offices such as Minister of the Gobernation (1836–1837) and Mayor of Madrid in 1840.


His family, who helped several times different kings and queens from Spain, was a very important family. His real name was Joaquín María López de Oliver y López de Platas. He had 3 legitime children and a daughter from an affair he had.



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