Pablo Iglesias

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Birthday
18, 1850
Birthplace
Madrid, Spain
Death Date
Dec 9, 1925 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1850
Birthplace
Madrid, Spain
Death Date
Dec 9, 1925 (75)

About

Remembered for founding both the Spanish General Workers' Union and the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, this late 19th and early 20th-century politician and political activist served in both the Madrid City Council and the Spanish Congress of Deputies.

Before Fame

In the early years of his career as a political activist, he worked in the printing industry. He eventually became the president of the Association of Art Printers.

Trivia

His thousands of published political articles include the 1870 piece "The War" and the 1925 piece "The Working Class Will Win."

Family Life

He grew up in Galicia and Madrid, Spain, in a family of modest means; during his childhood years, he lost his brother to tuberculosis. In 1921, he married Amparo Melia.

Associated With

He and his contemporary, Argentine activist Juan Justo, were instrumental in the establishment of Socialist political parties in their respective countries.