The capital and largest city of Spain, on the central plateau north-northeast of Toledo. Built on the site of a Moorish fortress captured in the 11th century, it became the capital in 1561 during the reign of Philip II and grew in importance and magnificence under the Bourbons in the 18th century. Madrid was a Loyalist stronghold during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939).x
- He was educated there and at Madrid University, where his Radicalism soon got him into trouble, and he narrowly escaped being expelled for his share in student riots and other demonstrations against the governments of Queen Isabella.
- We took Vienna, Berlin, Madrid, Naples, Rome, Warsaw, all the world's capitals....
- The whole work in fifty-one volumes was published at Madrid (1747-1886).
- Carried by the Habsburgs to Vienna or Madrid may possibly yet be discovered.
- Florez led a retired, studious and unambitious life, and died at Madrid on the 10th of August 1773.