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Joaquín Chapaprieta

Joaquín Chapaprieta

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Prime Minister of Spain
In office
25 September 1935 – 14 December 1935
Preceded byAlejandro Lerroux
Succeeded byManuel Portela
Minister of the Treasury
In office
6 May 1935 – 30 December 1935
Preceded byAlfredo de Zavala y Lafora
Succeeded byManuel Rico Avelló
Personal details
Born(1871-10-26)26 October 1871
Torrevieja, Valencia, Spain
Died29 April 1951 (aged 79)
Madrid, Spain

Joaquín Chapaprieta y Torregrosa (Torrevieja, 26 October 1871 – Madrid, 29 April 1951) was a Spanish political figure during the Second Spanish Republic.

A member of the Liberal Party, he served as Member of the Parliament (1901) and Member of the Senate, representing the La Coruña and Valladolid provinces. He served as Minister of Labour from 7 December 1922 to 3 September 1923.

From 6 May 1935 he served as Minister of the Treasury, a position he continued to hold after 23 September when he was appointed President of the Government, serving as an independent with support from the Spanish Confederation of the Autonomous Right (CEDA) and the Peasant's Party. His government collapsed after the CEDA vetoed a proposed increase in death duties from 1% to 3.5%.[1] After stepping down on 14 December, he continued to serve as Minister of the Treasury until 30 December, when he resigned.

On the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, he retired from politics.


  1. ^ Beevor (2001), The Spanish Civil War, p. 52