Asociación Histórica Vitoria 1813 - 2013

Asociación Histórica Vitoria 2013

About Us

On 18 June 2010, the Historical Association Vitoria 2013 was constituted with the clear objective of collaborating with institutions, researchers, associations and all those interested in learning about and disseminating the history of Vitoria-Gasteiz and Alava and, in particular, about the Battle of Vitoria and its era.

An objective that involves organising activities and projects to disseminate the event to which, in Wellington’s words, “we owe the freedom of the peninsula and, to a large extent, that of the whole of Europe”.

The Association has 52 members, technicians and professionals from many areas of civil society in Álava.

Its current Board of Directors is made up of:

  • President: Patxi Viana
    Vice-president: Pepe Sáinz
    Treasurer: Juantxo Zárate
    Secretary Paco Góngora
    Member 1: Emilio Larreina
    Member 2: Gonzalo Serrats
    Member 3: Juanjo Sánchez Arreseigor
    Member 4: Aitor González de Langarica
    Member 5: Justo Bobadilla

    Other functions:

    University Relations: José María Orruño
    State Institutional Relations: José María Espinosa de los Monteros
    Relations with Associations: Amelia Baldeón
    Recreation Relations: Raúl Mendo
    State Advisor: Juan Pardo de Santallana

Frame of Reference

Within the framework of the commemoration of the Bicentenary of the Battle of Vitoria, the Historical Association Vitoria 2013 aims to make known the archival sources – the historical documents – that serve for the study – in its various economic, political, military or social aspects – of the Battle of Vitoria and the French occupation of Alava between 1807 and 1813.

The main archives in Alava have collaborated in the preparation of this database, and the Asociación Histórica Vitoria 2013 would like to thank them for their generous and disinterested help. These are:

  • Archive and Documentation Service of the General Assemblies of Alava.
  • Municipal Archives of Vitoria-Gasteiz
  • Diocesan Archive of Vitoria
  • Archive of the Historical Territory of Alava and the Provincial
  • Historical Archive of Alava.
  • Sancho el Sabio Foundation
  • Valentín de Foronda University Institute.

The growth of the Portal will be continuous, thus becoming a dynamic information tool, open to the suggestions of its users.