7 Visit: Panteón Marqués de Cabriñana
Ignacio María Martínez de Argote and Salgado (1822-1891), Marquis of Cabriñana del Monte and Villacañas, joined in person and on the same level as other gentrified bourgeois or aristocrats of the Elizabethan period (1833 - 1868), the economic wealth, cultural concerns, a high social status and political power. Lawyer by profession, and ideologically moderate liberal, he council (1850) and mayor of Cordoba (1863 - 1864), and provincial member (1850-1851). He also became a national member (1850-1853) and was elected senator for life (1864). In elections to the Courts he won his seat for the district of Montilla, with 202, 211 and 372 votes, respectively, in the elections of 1850, 1851 and 1853 (the voters were 451, 451 and 559 for each those years.) The electoral laws then granted the right to vote only to landowners and notables. In the cultural and social level the Marquis won the first prize in the Floral Games held in Cordoba in 1859 for his poem “Conquest of Cordoba”, and in 1860, but not for long, was elected president of a flagship institution of the bourgeois Cordoba XIX: The Circle of Friendship. He was also Member of the Royal Academy of Cordoba. In 1866 he published a book of poems entitled “Poems”, where his award-winning poem in 1859 is included. The pantheon where he lies is one of the most beautiful in the cemetery.