Manuel Freire Castrillón

Category: Politician and writer

He was a member of the Economic Society of Compostela and member of the Cortes of Cádiz. When the Peninsular War was over, he was nominated as secretary of the Inquisition in Santiago. When the liberal regime was established again in Galicia in 1820, he was taken to prison at St Domingo Convent in A Coruña although he managed to escape.

 Work & Activities

Discurso razonado (in this book he defended Inquisition and attacked those who opposed to it) and Elegía a Carlos III are some of his most important works.