Juan Fernández Latorre

Category: Military, politician and journalist
Birth Date: 8th October 1848 (†14th March 1912)
Birth Place: A Coruña

He made a military career and became artillery sergeant. He was subjected to court-martial in Valencia and took part in the revolt carried out by sergeants of 'San Gil' barracks. After being convicted to death and commuted to life imprisonment, he escaped to Paris in 1869. Later on, he was elected as deputy during the Second Republic. He went into exile again in Paris, where he became a correspondent of the newspaper El Globo. When he returned to Spain, he became editor of El Demócrata. He filled the offices of director general of Public Works, undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior, director general of Security and civil governor in Madrid.

 Other Interesting Aspects

Together with Andrés Martínez Salazar, he created the Galician Library. In 1882, he founded the newspaper La Voz de Galicia, of which he was editor and owner.