Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of the City of Havana.

Havana, Cuba: In the morning hours of this Friday, comrade Eusebio Leal Spengler died, victim of a painful disease.

In the next few hours our people will be informed about the organization of funerals.

Eusebio Leal Spengler, was born in Havana, on September 11, 1942. He was a Doctor in Historical Sciences from the University of Havana, Master in Studies on Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba, a specialist in Archaeological Sciences.

He studied at the University of Havana 1975 with a BA in History. He has completed postgraduate studies in Italy on the restoration of Historic Centers on a scholarship granted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Italian Republic.

He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba since the IV Congress, Deputy to the National Assembly of People’s Power in IV-1993, V-1998, VI-2003, VII-2008, VIII-2013 and IX –2018 Legislatures, Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations.

He began working in 1959 in the Havana Metropolitan Administration and in 1967 he was appointed Director of the Museum of the City of Havana, succeeding Doctor Emilio Roig de Leushenring, of whom he was a disciple.

Assumes the restoration works of the Government House, former Palace of the Captains General and Chapter House that concluded in 1979. In 1981 he was given the responsibility of leading the investments in the restoration works approved by the City Government on May 5 of that year.

On April 16, 1986, he was assigned responsibility for the works in the Fortress of San Carlos de La Cabaña and, later, in the Castle of the Three Kings of El Morro. According to the UNESCO declaration, the perimeter of the old walls and the Fortification System for the defense of the city was inscribed in the World Heritage Index in 1982 with the number 27.

Historian of the City of Havana, Honorary President of the Cuban Committee of ICOM and Honorary President of the Cuban Committee of ICOMOS and of Civil Society Heritage, Community and Environment; Dean of the Faculty of the “Colegio Universitario San Gerónimo de La Habana”, Title of Professor of Merit of the University of Havana, president of the Network of Offices of the Historian and Conservator of the Heritage Cities of Cuba, honorary president of the Economic Society Amigos del Pais, president of the Group of Parliamentarians of Friendship Cuba-Mexico.

In addition, vice president of the Group of Parliamentarians of Friendship Cuba-Japan.

He has written essays, prologues, and articles on Cuban history, art, restoration, and other general topics. He is the author of the books: Regresar en el tiempo, Detén el paso caminante, Verba Volant, Fiñes, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes El Diario Perdido, La Luz sobre el Espejo, Poesía y Palabra (I and II), Para no Olvidar (I, IIy III), Fundada Esperanza, Patria Amada, Bio-Bibliografía (I, II, IIIy IV), Legado y Memoria,  Hijo de mi tiempo and Aeterna Sapien.

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