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August 25

Saints Days : Luis de Francia, Ginés and Patricia

1580 - War of the Portuguese Succession; Spanish victory at the Battle of Alcântara brings about the Iberian Union
1937 - The Sober Council of Asturias and León is proclaimed in Gijón
2015 - A British merchant ship has run aground when leaving the Asturian port of Ribadeo (Galicia),The Gondán Shipyards Company has been demanding for years that the estuary needs to be dredged to guarantee the maneuverability and safety of the shipping
2022 - Congress passed legislation referred to as the 'only yes means yes law', drawn up in the wake of the 'wolf pack' gang rape in 2016. The legislation passed with 205 votes in favour, 141 against and 3 abstentions 

Francisco Fernández de la Cueva - https://www.museodelprado.es/

1467 - Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, 2nd Duke of Alburquerque, nobleman. He was the son of Beltrán de la Cueva, 1st Duke of Albuquerque by first wife Doña Mencia Hurtado de Mendoza y Luna. He served the Catholic Monarchs Isabella 1 of Castile and Ferdinand V of Castile in the Wars of Granada, along with his father. 
He married before January 1485 Doña Francisca Alvarez de Toledo, daughter of García Álvarez de Toledo, 1st Duke of Alba and sister of his first stepmother, and among two other sons and two other daughters he had the oldest daughter Doña Mencía de la Cueva y Alvarez de Toledo, who married as his second wife Don Pedro Fajardo y Chacón Manrique de Lara, 1st Marquess of los Vélez.
He was the paternal grandfather of the 1st Marquess of Cuéllar in 1562, Don Francisco de la Cueva y Téllez-Girón, Alvarez de Toledo y de la Vega (d. 1526)
1707 - Louis I of Spain, Louis was born at Palacio del Buen Retiro in Madrid as the eldest son of the reigning King Felipé V of Spain and his wife Maria Luisa Gabriella of Savoy. He was named after his great grandfather Louis XIV of France
At birth he was the heir apparent but was not given the traditional title of 'Prince of Asturias' until April 1709. In 1714, when Louis was seven, his mother died, leaving him and his brothers, Infante Ferdinand and Infante Felipe Pedro. On 24 December 1714, Louis' father remarried to Elisabeth Farnese, the young  heiress to the Duchy of Parma
As heir not only to the vast Spanish empire, but also to a new dynasty, it was decided that Louis would take a wife as soon as possible. On 20 January 1722, at Lerma, he met and married Louise Élisabeth d'Orléams, d'Orléns, Duke of Orléans, cousin of Louis' father and then the Regent of France. The dowry of this marriage was an enormous 4 million livres
Louis ruled for a short period between the time his father Felipé V abdicated in his favour (14 January 1724) and his death from smallpox, just over seven months.  King Felipé sent him a letter informing him of his decision. He calls his son a great king. Louis sent his father a humble reply thanking him and signed his letter as Prince of Asturias. His marital problems dominated during his reign. His father kept tabs on him from San Ildefonso. To counter his father's influence he surrounded himself with officials who had not served under Felipé. His plans were to focus more on the American colonies rather than the lost Italian territories. On his death, his father returned to the throne, and reigned until his own death in 1746. Louis was buried in the Cripta Real del Monasterio de El Escorial part of the El Escorial complex (d. 1724)

1780 - Agustín Agualongo, pro Spanish Colombian leader.
1891 - Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, Basque priest, organist and composer of religious music, born in Yurre, Viscaya (d. 1928)
1894 - Leopoldo Magenta Chelvi, composer, pianist, teacher and music critic.
1899 - Irene Caba Alba, actress (d. 1957)
1900 - José María de la Vega Samper, architect (d. 1980)
1925 - Juanita Reina, coplas singer and actress (d. 1999)
1943 - Tonono, footballer (d. 1975)
1944 - Eduardo Naranjo, painter.
1964 - Eduard Fernández, actor.
1998 – Abraham Mateo, singer and actor

Statue of Saint Maginus in Barcelona - https://en.wikipedia.org/
306 - Saint Maginus, was a Catalan hermit in the late third and fourth centuries in Tarragona. Orphaned early, he was a hermit in a cave on Mount Brufaganya for thirty years
1648 - Joseph Calasanz, saint and Catholic priest (b. 1557)
1685 - Francisco Herrera the Younger, painter (b. 1622)
1960 - Agustín Sancho, footballer (b. 1896)
1972 - Juan Planelles Ripoll, doctor.
1978 - Juan de Ajuriaguerra, leader of the PNV during the Civil War and Francoism.
2004 - Marcelo González Martín, Cardinal.
2005 - Rafael Termes, banker.
2015 - José María Benegas, lawyer and politician (b. 1948)