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Antonio Cánovas del Castillo (1828–1897)

Cánovas del Castillo, Antonio (kä’nō-väs del käs-tēl-yō). A distinguished Spanish statesman and man of letters; born in Malaga, Feb. 8, 1828; assassinated at the baths of Santa Agueda, Aug. 8, 1897. In his 25th year he was editor of the Conservative journal Patria, and in 1854 entered the public service as member of the Cortes; thereafter he held various posts in the government. At his death he had been for some years prime minister. He is author of ‘Literary Studies’ (2 vols., 1868); ‘History of the Austrian Dominion in Spain’ (1869); ‘Problems of the Time’ (2 vols., 1884); ‘Studies on the Reign of Philip IV.’ (3 vols., 1888–90). He was editor-in-chief of a ‘General History of Spain,’ consisting of monographs by sundry writers, of which the first volume appeared in 1890.