Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado

Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
First Deputy Prime Minister
In office
23 September 1976 – 26 February 1981
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Fernando de Santiago y Díaz de Mendívil
Succeeded by Rodolfo Martín Villa
Minister of Defence
In office
5 July 1977 – 6 April 1979
Prime Minister Adolfo Suárez
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
Personal details
Born Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado
April 30, 1912(1912-04-30)
Madrid, Spain
Died December 15, 1995(1995-12-15) (aged 83)
Torremocha del Campo, Spain
Resting place Villaviciosa de Odón cemetery
Nationality Spanish
Political party None
Military service
Allegiance Spain
Service/branch Army
Rank Lieutenant General

Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado, 1st Marquis of Gutiérrez Mellado (April 30, 1912 - December 15, 1995) was a Spanish general and government minister. Appointed Chief of Staff of the Spanish Army in June 1976, Gutiérrez Mellado served as Deputy Prime Minister of Spain from September 21, 1976 to February 26, 1981, holding the Defence portfolio from July 4, 1977. All this time the President of the Government (i.e., Prime Minister) was Adolfo Suárez.

During the failed Coup d'état on February 23rd 1981, Gutiérrez-Mellado was one of only three members of the Spanish Congress of the Deputies (with Suarez and the communist Santiago Carrillo) to physically confront the armed Guardia Civil troops led by Lieutenant Colonel Tejero.

On 7 October 1994 Gutiérrez-Mellado was raised into the Spanish nobility by King Juan Carlos I with the hereditary title marqués de Gutiérrez-Mellado (English: Marquess of Gutiérrez-Mellado).

A retired captain-general, Gutiérrez-Mellado was killed in 1995 at the age of 83 in a car crash on the highway from Madrid to Guadalajara. He was buried the next day in the Villaviciosa de Odón cemetery, the town he lived in for several years. After his death his daughter María del Carmen Gutiérrez-Mellado and Blasco became the 2nd Marquise of Gutiérrez-Mellado.[1]

See also


  1. ^ [1] - Website BOE
Political offices
Preceded by
Fernando de Santiago
as Vice President for Defence
(first in the succession line)
First Vice President of the Spanish Government
in the Suárez I and Suárez II cabinets
September 21, 1976 – February 26, 1981
until December 1981
Title next held by
Rodolfo Martín Villa
Preceded by
Félix Álvarez-Arenas
as Minister of the Army
Spanish Minister of Defence
July 4, 1977 – February 26, 1981
Succeeded by
Agustín Rodríguez Sahagún
Preceded by
Pascual Pery
as Minister of the Navy
Preceded by
Carlos Franco
as Minister of the Air Forces
Spanish nobility
New title Marquess of Gutiérrez Mellado
Succeeded by
María del Carmen Gutiérrez- Mellado and Blasco

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