CISH/ICHS regrets to inform of the death of Don Manuel Espadas Burgos who was Secretary (1981-1993) and President (1993-2011) of the CECH (Comité Español de Ciencias Históricas), having developed an active role in the representation of the Spanish Committee before the International Committee of Historical Sciences and its partner organizations. It is worth mentioning his main activities in the executive of the CECH, namely the organization of the XVII International Congress of Historical Sciences that took place in Madrid in August of 1990.