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Encyclopedia > Manuel Godoy

Manuel de Godoy (May 12, 1767 – October 4, 1851) was a Spanish statesman. He was Prime Minister of Spain from 1792 to 1798. He was a lover of Queen Maria Luisa of Parma, wife of King Charles IV. The Queen and Godoy held most of the political power in Spain during the reign of Charles IV. Godoy's disastrous foreign policy led to the abdication of Charles IV in 1805 and the occupation of Spain by Napoleon's armies. 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The following is the list of those who have served as President of the Spanish government. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1798 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Bonaparte as general, by Antoine-Jean Gros. ...


The painting La Maja Desnuda by Francisco de Goya, which depicts a fully nude reclining woman, was once in his personal collection. It is believed by many scholars to portray a young mistress of de Godoy. The Nude Maja, commonly known as La Maja desnuda, is a painting by Francisco Goya. ... This article is about Francisco Goya, a Spanish painter. ...


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Godoy was born in Castuera near Badajoz, the son of José de Godoy, an impoverished army colonel of aristocratic background, and of his wife, Maria Antonia Álvarez de Faria.
In October 1800 Godoy's wife Maria Teresa bore a daughter Carlota Luisa; she was baptised at the Escorial with Charles IV and Maria Louisa standing as godparents.
In March 1808 Godoy, Charles IV, Maria Louisa, and the rest of the court abandoned the Escorial and fled to Aranjuez with the intention of escaping to Mexico.
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