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ANTONIO DE CAPMANY Y MONTPALAU (1742–...

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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 285 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTONIO DE CAPMANY Y MONTPALAU (1742–1813), Spanish polygraph, was born at Barcelona on the 24th of November 1742. He retired from the army in 1770, and was subsequently elected secretary of the Royal Academy of History at Madrid. His principal works are—Memorias histdricas sobre la marina, commercio, y artes de la antigua ciudad de Barcelona (4 vols. 1779–1792); Teatro hisiorico-critico de la elocuencia Espanola (1786); Filiosofia de la elocuencia (1776), and Cuestiones criticas sobre varios puntos de historia econdmica, poliitica, y militar (1807). Capmany died at Barcelona on the 14th of November 1813. His monograph on the history of his birthplace still preserves much of its original value.
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