The New Student's Reference Work/Castelar, Emilio

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Castelar (käs’ tā́-lär’), Emilio, a Spanish orator, statesman and writer, was born at Cadiz, September 8, 1832.  He was for some years professor of history and philosophy in the university at Madrid.  He took part in several political uprisings and helped to bring about the downfall of King Amadeus in 1873.  Castelar became dictator, but, when Alphonso XII became king, he fled across the frontier.  He returned to Spain in 1876 and devoted himself more to literature than to political and social questions.  He died in 1899.