José María Calatrava y Peinado

José María Calatrava

José María Calatrava y Peinado (26 February 1781 in Mérida, Spain 16 January 1846 in Madrid) was a Spanish politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain and Minister of State between 1836 and 1837.

The main action of Calatrava's administration was proclaiming the constitution of 1837 which granted freedom of religion in Spain while still requiring the state to support the Roman Catholic Church. This was too drastic a change for many in Spain and it caused the downfall of Calatrava's government.[1]


  1. Harold Livermore. A History of Spain (New York: Grove Press, 1958) p. 374
Political offices
Preceded by
Francisco Javier de Istúriz
Prime Minister of Spain
14 August 1836  18 August 1837
Succeeded by
The Count of Luchana
Minister of State
14 August 1836  18 August 1837
Succeeded by
Eusebio Bardají
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