ANTONIO CANOVAS DE CASTILLO
\antˈə͡ʊnɪˌə͡ʊ kanˈə͡ʊvəz də kastˈɪlə͡ʊ], \antˈəʊnɪˌəʊ kanˈəʊvəz də kastˈɪləʊ], \a_n_t_ˈəʊ_n_ɪ__ˌəʊ k_a_n_ˈəʊ_v_ə_z d_ə k_a_s_t_ˈɪ_l_əʊ]\
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A distinguished Spanish statesman and man of letters; born in Malaga, Feb. 8, 1826; assassinated at the baths of Santa Aqueda, 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.
By Charles Dudley Warner
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- Preparation of copaiba, cubebs, spirit nitrous ether, and liquor potassae. See under Lafayette.