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Mariano Pano Ruata

A distinguished erudite
and a cultivator of the letters

    He was born in Monsoon (Mozón, Huesca, Spain) at 1847, diing in that location in 1948. He was an illustrious scholar, cultivator of the letters, very specially of the historical and artistic topics. Your longevity, allows him to reach the 101 years old, having a full intellectual vigour and an excelent physical welfare state also. In his youth, he cultivated with great care the literature, being already author of some dramatic piece, in which glosses racial topics.
     He belonged from a family native of Burceat, but the Pano would settle down in Monsoon from the year 1627. It could be, that thoses antecedents would make that Pano Ruata become fond of to the studies of Aragonese history; to do this, he took part in the foundation of the " Review of Aragon ".
     From the early twentieth century dates his fondness for the records and his skill in paleography, art's studio and collaboration in the journal `Linajes de Aragón' by Garcia Ciprés. He participated in the retrospective art exhibition held in Zaragoza in 1908. He founded the Catholic League later called Catholic Social Action, which would come other institutions such as Caja de Ahorros de la Inmaculada and Mutual Aid Society for Workers.
     He was a great promoter of patronage Villahermosa-Guaqui, since several humanities studies on Aragon were promoted; played the direction of the Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luís de Zaragoza, nearly 30 years. His publications are plentiful. Highlight: `Coplas del Peregrino de Puy Monzón'; `Viaje a la Meca en el siglo XVI'; `La condesa de Bureta Doña María Consolación de Azlor y Villavicencio y el regente don Pedro Maria Ric y Montserrat'; `Episodios y documentos de los Sitios de Zaragoza'' (1908, reissue 1947); `Un día en Mulhouse' ; `Las obras del abate Cetty'; monograph `Doña Matilde Ferrer y Lordia, priora de Sijena'; `Historia de una vocación religiosa'; introduction to the `Exposición de arte retrospectiva de 1908' and other works as the `Estudios históricos y artísticos de Zaragoza', `El inglés sir Carlos Guillermo Doyle y su plan de socorro a Zaragoza', y `La Santa Reina Doña Sancha, hermana hospitalaria fundadora del Monasterio de Sijena' (1943). In addition, he has authored many articles of Aragonese erudition, in newspapers and magazines; especially highlighting the issue of medieval documents, in the place of Monsoon and Sijena.
     St. Mary of Sijena. "Humilis Soror": Unpublished manuscript of the author, awarded in the Floral Games 1896 held by the Ateneo Scientific, Literary and Artistic Zaragoza. Edition coordinated by Mr. José Ángel Muñoz Sesma (Teacher), CAI Zaragoza, 2004. V. news publication in the newspaper Heraldo de Aragón 9-III-2005.

     The personality of Mariano de Pano is inseparable from an unblemished religiousness, from which was born much of his many social enterprises, which clarifies his relationship with the Regenerationism. Impressed himself by the study of the physician Dr. Boissarie about the extraordinary recoveries (healings) verified at Lourdes, Aragonese author dedicated to these a number of articles, published in the Journal of Lerida, between December 1894 and September 1895.
      Descendant from nobles families and brother of civil engineer Joaquín de Pano y Ruata, after primary education with Escolapios College of Barbastro and Zaragoza, Mariano de Pano went to college of Arts and Law at the University of Zaragoza, soon oriented art-historical research. Before highlighting in it, he practiced law and began his local political activity.
      Since 1888, when he took up residence in Zaragoza, where he married Pilar de Cistué y Navarro, remained linked to the mentioned Real Academia de Nobles y Bellas Artes de San Luis, and the Ateneo de Zaragoza, which he was President also, from 1902-1906, and the Royal Economic Society of Friends of Aragon. Furthermore, in 1901 he was elected corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Good Letters of Seville (Spain) . In 1914 was named Academician of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona and in 1918 the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando.

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      In 1997 took place in Monzón acts of homage to this illustrious humanist, on the 150th anniversary of his birth. A commemorative plaque was discovered in the front of the house where he was born and where he also died

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