Antonio María Cascajares y Azara
Church positions
See Archdiocese of Valladolid
Title Archbishop of Valladolid, Cardinal priest of Sant'Agostino
Period in office December 17, 1891 — April 18, 1901
Successor José María Cos y Macho
Previous post Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada
Created cardinal November 29, 1895
Date of birth March 2, 1834(1834-03-02)
Place of birth Calanda, Spain
Date of death July 27, 1901 (aged 67)
Place of death Calahorra, Spain

Antonio María Cascajares y Azara (March 2, 1834 – July 27, 1901) was a Spanish Roman Catholic Cardinal, archbishop of Valladolid and archbishop-elect of Zaragoza.

Born in Calanda, Teruel Province, Aragon. He joined the military in 1846 and retired with the rank of captain in 1857, to follow his ecclesiastical studies - licentiate in theology and canon law.
Ordained priest in 1861.He served in Zaragoza, Toledo and Burgos. Elected titular bishop of Dora[1] and named prelate of Ciudad Real on March 27, 1882. Transferred to the see of Calahorra y La Calzada on March 27, 1884. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Valladolid on December 17, 1891.
Pope Leo XIII created him cardinal priest in the consistory of November 29, 1895 with the title of Sant'Eusebio. Opted for title of Sant'Agostino on March 24, 1898. Elected archbishop of Zaragoza on April 18, 1901, but he died before taking possession of the see on July 27, 1901 in Calahorra. Buried in Calanda - his birthplace.

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  1. The titular see of Dora had united the priorate of the four military orders of Santiago, Alcántara, Calatrava and Montesa in the city of Ciudad Real. The occupant had the authority of grand master of the orders and exercised spiritual jurisdiction in the territory of that civil province.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Victoriano Guisasola y Rodríguez
Prelate of Ciudad Real
March 27, 1882–March 27, 1884
Succeeded by
José María Rancés y Villanueva
Preceded by
Gabino Catalina del Amo
Bishop of Calahorra y La Calzada
March 27, 1884–December 17, 1891
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mariano Miguel Gómez Alguacil y Fernández
Archbishop of Valladolid
December 17, 1891–April 18, 1901
Succeeded by
José María Cos y Macho
Preceded by
Vicente Alda y Sancho
Archbishop (-elect) of Zaragoza
April 18, 1901–July 27, 1901
Succeeded by
Juan Soldevilla y Romero
Preceded by
Antolín Monescillo y Viso
Cardinal Priest of Sant'Agostino
Succeeded by
Sebastiano Martinelli

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