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Francisco Silvela.

Francisco Silvela y de Le Vielleuze (1843, Madrid - 1905) is a Spanish politician who became the president of Spain on May 3, 1899, succeeding Práxedes Mateo Sagasta. He served in this capacity until October 22, 1900.

Silvela also served a second term from December 6, 1902 to July 20, 1903, in which he succeeded another of Práxedes Mateo Sagasta's many separate terms as president.

Francisco Silvela belonged to the Conservative Party led by Antonio Cánovas del Castillo. He became leader of the Party after the assassination of Cánovas in 1897.

He concluded the German-Spanish Treaty (1899), selling the remainder of the Spanish East Indies.

Francisco Silvela named the general Arsenio Linares y Pombo, who had fought in the Spanish-American War, Minister of War in 1900.

Francisco Silvela withdrew from political live in 1903 and appointed Antonio Maura as his successor.

Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando Calderón de la Barca
Minister of Sate
1st term
14 January 1877 – 7 March 1879
Succeeded by
The Count of Toreno
Preceded by
The Duke of Almodóvar del Río
Minister of Sate
2nd term
4 March 1899 – 18 Abril 1900
Succeeded by
The Marquis of Aguilar de Campoo


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