Spain: Regency: 1823

Regencia del Reino durante la cautividad del Rey
25 May 1823 - 1 Oct 1823 Pedro de Alcántara de Toledo Salm-Salm de Silva y Salm, duque del Infantado, duque de Lerma, duque de Pastrana, marqués de Távara, conde de Villada (Presidente de la Regencia) (x)
25 May 1823 - 1 Oct 1823 Antonio María Ponce de León y Dávila Carrillo de Albornoz, duque de Montemar, marqués de Castromonte, marqués del Águila y de Montemayor, conde de Garciez y de Valhermoso
25 May 1823 - 1 Oct 1823 Joaquín de Ibáñez Cuevas y de Valonga, barón de Eroles, marqués de la Cañada-Ibáñez
25 May 1823 - 1 Oct 1823 Juan de Cavia González, obispo de Osma
25 May 1823 - 1 Oct 1823 Antonio Gómez Calderón (x)
History:
Installed in Madrid with approval of Louis-Antoine de France, duc d'Angoulême (son of future Charles X), commander-in-chief of the French army, which invaded Spain (7 Apr 1823) to restore absolutism; initial list of Regency members was drafted by the Consejo de Castilla (Council of Castile) and Consejo de Indias (Council of the Indies), which refrained from direct appointment of the regency as it was considered to have not been in compliance with the laws of the kingdom; the Regency was appointed by declaration of Duc d'Angoulême (25 May 1823) and solemnly installed at the ceremony in the Real Palacio (26 May 1823); governed in the name of Fernando VII recognized as sovereign retained in captivity by the revolutionary forces (in Seville until 12 Jun 1823; in San Fernando [Isla de León, an island near Cádiz] 15 Jun 1823 - 1 Oct 1823); appointed the ministry (decrees of 26 May 1823 and 27 May 1823); exercised the functions of provisional head of state until Fernando VII was permitted to abandon San Fernando after the defeat of the liberal forces; president of the Regency, Duque del Infantado, met the king in person at Puerto de Santa María (1 Oct 1823), thus effectively ending the term of the Regency; official proclamation on transferring the supreme authority to the "sacred hands of our King" ("á las sagradas manos de nuestro Rey") was published on 7 Oct 1823 in Gaceta de Madrid. Information sources: [1][2][3][4]

[1] Decretos y resoluciones de la Junta Provisional, Regencia del Reino y los expedidos por Su Magestad desde que fue libre del tiránico poder revolucionario, comprensivo al año de 1823 (Madrid: Imprenta Real, 1824). Tomo VII. PP. 2-146.
[2] Gaceta de Madrid, jueves 29 de Mayo de 1823. Núm. 2. PP. 2-3.
[3] Gaceta extraordinaria de Madrid, del lunes 2 de Junio de 1823. Núm. 4. P. 9.
[4] Gaceta de Madrid, martes 7 de Octubre de 1823. Núm. 93. PP.343-344.
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