Biography of Francisco Murillo Ferrol

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Francisco Murillo Ferrol
  • Born in Granada on 15 July 1918.
  • Granada University law graduate.
  • Postgraduate studies during the 1943-44 academic year at Freiburg University, Germany.
  • In 1946 he carried out his thesis "El Pensamiento Político de Francisco Suárez, SJ".
  • Associate lecturer at Granada University's Law Faculty in 1947.
  • In 1952 he became professor of political law at Valencia University.
  • Director of the "Luis Vives" hall of residence.
  • In 1954 he was professor of sociology at the University of Valencia.
  • In 1957 he received the Alfonso X el Sabio Academy Prize for his book "Saavedra Fajardo y la política del Barroco".
  • In 1958 he continued his studies at Cologne University.
  • In 1961 he was professor of political law at Granada University.
  • In 1962 he attended Columbia University as a visiting scholar at the International Education Institute.
  • He was professor of Contemporary Political Organisation Theory and Systems at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.
  • In 1974 he became director of the Instituto de la Opinión Pública (today, the CIS).
  • He was director of the Centro de Estudios Constitucionales from 1980 to 1982.
  • Founder of the Asociación Española de Ciencia Política.
  • He received an honorary doctorate from Granada University in 1984.
  • In 1987 he was appointed professor emeritus at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid.
  • He was elected as a member of the Spanish Royal Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in 1997.