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Galván Rivera, Mariano (1791–1876)

Galván Rivera, Mariano (1791–1876)

Mariano Galván Rivera (b. 12 September 1791; d. 1876), Mexican publisher. After becoming established in Mexico City as a bookseller, Galván, a native of Tepotzotlán, opened a print shop, with Mariano Arévalo as manager, in 1826. That year he began publishing his Calendario manual, which continues to appear under the name Calendario del más antiguo Galván. From 1827 to 1830 he published El observador de la República Mexicana, and from 1833 to 1834, El indicador de la Federación Mexicana, edited by José María Luis Mora. From 1838 to 1843 he published the Calendario de las señoritas mexicanas. Other works that he published include Sagrada Biblia in twenty-five volumes; El periquillo sarmiento; Colección eclesiástica mexicana; Don Quijote; Dicionario razonado de legislación; Count de Segur's Historia universal; Nueva colección de leyes y decretos mexicanos; and Concilio III provincial mexicano. His bookstore became a gathering place for literary and political figures. In 1862 Galván was a member of the Assembly of Notables who decided to establish a monarchy in Mexico. Although imprisoned after Maximilian's fall, he was soon freed. He died in Mexico City.

See alsoAssembly of Notables .


Diccionario Porrúa de historia, geografía y biografía de México, 5th ed. (1986).

Additional Bibliography

Suárez de la Torre, Laura. Constructores de un cambio cultural: Impresores-editores y libreros en la ciudad de México, 1830–1855. México, D.F.: Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, 2003.

                                       Virginia Guedea

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