Joaquín María del Castillo y Lanzas

Joaquín María del Castillo y Lanzas (11 November 1801 – 6 July 1878) was a Mexican politician who served twice as Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1846 and 1858–1859)[5][6][7] and ten days as interim Secretary of Finance (1846) in the cabinet of Mariano Paredes.[2][1]

Joaquín María del Castillo y Lanzas
Secretary of the Interior, Foreign Affairs and Police
In office
7 January 1846  1846
President Mariano Paredes
In office
10 July 1858  1859
Secretary of Finance (ad interim)
In office
20 April 1846  1 May 1846[1]
President Mariano Paredes[2]
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom
In office
8 August 1853  6 December 1855
Preceded by Francisco Facio
Succeeded by José María González de la Vega
Chargé d’affaires of Mexico to the United States (ad interim)
In office
1 January 1834  19 March 1836[3]
Preceded by José María Montoya
Succeeded by Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza
In office
5 November 1836  13 October 1837[3]
Preceded by Manuel Eduardo de Gorostiza
Succeeded by Francisco Pizarro Martínez
Personal details
Born (1801-11-11)11 November 1801
Xalapa, Veracruz[2]
Died 6 July 1878(1878-07-06) (aged 76)
Mexico City
Alma mater University of Glasgow[4]
In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Del Castillo and the second or maternal family name is Lanzas.

As a diplomat, he also served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom (1853–1855)[8][9] and twice as chargé d’affaires of Mexico to the United States (1834–1836 and 1836–1837).[3]

Aside from his political and diplomatic activities, Del Castillo wrote poetry, worked as a journalist and editor for several publications and translated the works of Lord Byron.[10]

. . . Joaquín María del Castillo y Lanzas . . .

He was born on 11 November 1801. He served as Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Mexico to the United Kingdom from 1853 to 1855. He died on 6 July 1878

  • Poesías de Joaquín María de Castillo y Lanzas, nativo de Jalapa (1826)
  • La victoria de Tamaulipas (1832)
  • Discurso pronunciado en la Alameda de México el 16 de setiembre de 1863 por D. Joaquín de Castillo y Lanzas (1865)
  • Memorias históricas de Napoleón (1882)
  1. Ludlow, Leonor, ed. (2002). Los secretarios de hacienda y sus proyectos, 1821–1933 (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. p. 171. ISBN 978-970-32-0284-3. OCLC 51642023. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. “Castillo y Lanzas, Joaquín María (1801–1878)”. Guía de Memorias de Hacienda (1822–1910) (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: El Colegio de México. Archived from the original on 1 November 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. “Embajadores de México en Estados Unidos” (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  4. “Joaquín María del Castillo y Lanzas”. Glasgow, United Kingdom: The University of Glasgow Story. 14 September 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  5. “Cancilleres del Siglo XIX” (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  6. Fowler, Will (2012). Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Lincoln, Nebraska, USA: University of Nebraska Press. p. 198. ISBN 978-0-8032-4080-3. OCLC 792944828. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  7. Merry, Robert W. (2009). Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent. New York City, NY, USA: Simon and Schuster. p. 206. ISBN 978-1-4391-6045-9. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  8. “Embajadores de México en el Reino Unido” (in Spanish). Mexico City, Mexico: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores. 17 February 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2014.
  9. Winks, Robin W. (1998). Frederick Billings: A Life. Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press. p. 329. ISBN 978-0-520-21497-2. OCLC 833097905. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  10. Moseley, Edward H.; Clark Jr., Paul C. (2009). The A to Z of the United States-Mexican War. Lanham, MD, USA: Scarecrow Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8108-7024-6. OCLC 435421465. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
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