José María Gil-Robles

Spanish politician (1935–2023)

José María Gil-Robles y Gil-Delgado (17 June 1935 — 13 February 2023) was a Spanish politician. He was formerly a member of the European Parliament in the European People's Party group. He was President of the European Parliament from 1997 to 1999.[1]

José María Gil-Robles
19th President of the European Parliament
In office
January 1997 – 20 July 1999
Preceded byKlaus Hänsch
Succeeded byNicole Fontaine
Personal details
Born(1935-06-17)17 June 1935
Madrid, Spain
Died13 February 2023(2023-02-13) (aged 87)
Political partyEPP

From 2009 to 2014, he was president of the Jean Monnet Foundation for Europe.

Gil-Robles died on 13 February 2023 at the age of 87.[2]


  1. "European Parliament page". Archived from the original on 2021-02-20. Retrieved 2017-06-30.
  2. "Muere el expresidente del Parlamento Europeo José María Gil-Robles" (in Spanish). El Pais. Retrieved 14 February 2023.