Alberto Aguilera y Velasco (May 7, 1842 - December 25, 1913) was a Spanish politician and lawyer.
He was Minister of Interior of Spain during the regency of Maria Christina of Austria and mayor of Madrid on several occasions between 1901 and 1910.
He was originally a member of the Liberal Party and was chosen deputy in Congress by the district of Granada Province in the successive elections celebrated between 1886 and 1903.
He was Spain's Minister of the Interior between March 12 and November 4, 1894 in a government presided over by Práxedes Mateo Sagasta.
As mayor of the capital of Spain he was involved in numerous important events and left an impression. Soon after becoming mayor, he organised the inauguration of the throne of Alfonso XIII of Spain, carried out on June 5, 1902. Monuments dedicated to historical people were erected including Héroe de Cascorro, Juan Bravo Murillo and Lope de Vega.
Later in 1902, Aguilera opened the Hospital de San Pedro de los Naturales and worked architects just as Jose Lopez Sallaberry and Francisco Andres Octavio to develop the city. In 1906 the Parque del Oeste was created and in 1908 he opened another hospital Hospital de Maudes.
He died in 1913.
Spanish politician and lawyer
Date of birth
May 7, 1842
Place of birth
Date of death
December 25, 1913
Place of death
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