ILLUSTRIOUS PEOPLE OF VILLENA

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Joaquín María López In politics, the figure of Don Joaquín María López stands out, a lawyer, who became President of the Government twice in 1843, as well as Minister of the Interior, Minister of Justice and Senator.

Joaquín María López

In politics, the figure of Don Joaquín María López stands out, a lawyer, who became President of the Government twice in 1843, as well as Minister of the Interior, Minister of Justice and Senator.

Ángel Hernández Menor

In the military aspect, we have to mention the figure of Captain Ángel Hernández Menor, who was proclaimed a hero in the War of Morocco at the beginning of the last century.

José María Soler

In terms of archaeology and research, the figure of José María Soler is undoubtedly the most important. He rewrote local history and carried out an extensive study of the local sites near our town, his discovery of the Treasure of Villena, being worthy of note.

Ambrosio Cotes

In music, with key figures such as Ambrosio Cotes, a famous composer of the late XVI century and in particular, Ruperto Chapí, an important composer of operas and zarzuelas and founder of the Society of Spanish Authors in 1893.

Juan Manuel

In literature, with prominent figures in the Middle Ages, such as Juan Manuel, Prince and Duke of Villena, a local figure of Castilian prose from the XIV century, author of the book “Libro de la Caza”, the “Libro de los Estados”, or “El Conde Lucanor”.

Antonio Navarro Santafé

In sculpture, with Antonio Navarro Santafé, artist and author of numerous works, such as the “Oso y el Madroño”, featured in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol.