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Encyclopedia > Leandro Fernández de Moratín

Leandro Fernández de Moratín, born March 10, 1760 – died June 21, 1828, was a Spanish dramatist and neoclassical poet. March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... Events January 9 - Afghans defeat Marathas in Battle of Barari Ghat. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... Events January 4 - The Vicomte de Martignac succeeds the Comte de Villèle as Prime Minister of France. ... The Kingdom of Spain or Spain (Spanish and Galician: Reino de España or España; Catalan: Regne dEspanya; Basque: Espainiako Erresuma) is a country located in the southwest of Europe. ...

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Leandro Fernández de Moratín by Goya

Born in Madrid, he was the son of Nicolás Fernández de Moratín (1737-1780) who was considered Spain's first liberal poet. As such, Leandro grew up in a literary environment and became an admirer of the French Encyclopédistes. In addition to translating works of Molière and William Shakespeare into Spanish, he himself was a satirist who is viewed as the most influential figure of the Spanish Enlightenment. Early in his career his writings were supported by statesman and author Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos who in 1787 arranged for him to work and study for a year in Paris, France. In 1792, the Spanish government provided the funds for him to travel through France, England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy in order to expose him to other dramatists of the day. This article is about the Spanish capital. ... The 18th century writers in France who compiled the French Encyclopédie (Encyclopedia), most prominently Diderot, were known as the Encyclopédistes. ... Molière, engraved frontispiece to his Works Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière ( January 15, 1622 – February 17, 1673), was a French theatre writer, director and actor, one of the masters of comic satire. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ...


A supporter of Joseph Bonaparte, whose rule had allowed far more liberal thinking than what Spain's Roman Catholic church was willing to tolerate, Leandro Fernández de Moratín was given the post of royal librarian. His 1806 writing, El sí de las niñas (The Maidens' Consent) was denounced upon the reinstatement of the Inquisition after King Ferdinand VII regained the throne. Fernández de Moratín had to abandon playwriting and was forced into exile in France after the fall of the Bonapartes. Joseph Bonaparte (January 7, 1768—July 28, 1844) was the eldest brother of the French Emperor Napoleon I, who made him King of Naples (1806–1808) and Spain (1808–1813). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... Pedro Berruguete. ... Ferdinand VII (October 14, 1784 - September 29, 1833) was King of Spain from 1813 to 1833. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ...


Leandro Fernández de Moratín died in Paris, France in 1828 and was buried there in the Père Lachaise Cemetery. However, at the turn of the 20th century, his remains were brought back to Spain for interrment in Madrid's Panteón de Hombres Ilustres (Pantheon of Illustrious Men). The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The Cimetière du Père Lachaise is the largest cemetery in Paris, and one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. ...


His portrait, see here, was painted by Francisco Goya in 1799. This article is about Francisco Goya, a Spanish painter. ...


 
 

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