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Manuel de Godoy (May 12, 1767October 7, 1851), Duke of Alcudia, was a Spanish statesman. He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1792 to 1797 and 1801-08. 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. Failing to save the life of Louis XVI, who was guillotined in 1793, he declared war against the French republic, which resulted disastrously for Spain. To secure peace, he negotiated the Treaty of Basel, for which he was severely criticized. Godoy was removed from office in 1797, then reappointed in 1801. Godoy, the King, and the Queen prepared to escape to Mexico in 1808 after Napoleon's troops invaded Spain. Their flight was disrupted by an insurrection at Aranjuez, and the King was forced to imprison the hated Minister to save his life. Napoleon summoned him to Bayonne where he signed Charles's act of abdication in favor of his son Ferdinand VII. In a meeting with Napoleon at Bayonne, Charles IV surrendered the crown on May 5, 1808. Jump to: navigation, search May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (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. ... Jump to: navigation, search Louis XVI (August 23, 1754 – January 21, 1793), was born in Versailles, King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French in 1791-1792. ... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Treaty of Basel of 22 September 1499 was an armistice concluding the war between the Swabian League and the Old Swiss Confederacy, following the Battle of Dornach. ... 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1801 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Napoleon I of France, by Jacques-Louis David Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution, and the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from 11 November 1799 to 18 May 1804, then... Aranjuez is a town in the southern part of Autonomous Community of Madrid in central Spain and is the southernmost, and 48 km south of the city of Madrid. ... A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a cabinet minister that helps to form foreign policy for sovereign nations. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... View of Grand Bayonne across the Adour Bayonne (Basque: Baiona; Spanish: Bayona) is a city and commune of southwest France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. ... Ferdinand VII (October 14, 1784 - September 29, 1833) was King of Spain from 1813 to 1833. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ... View of Grand Bayonne across the Adour Bayonne (Basque: Baiona; Spanish: Bayona) is a city and commune of southwest France at the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques département, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Charles IV (November 11, 1748 - January 20, 1819) was King of Spain from December 14, 1788 until his abdication on March 19, 1808. ... 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The latter part of his life was spent at Rome and, after 1830, in Paris in straitened circumstances. He received back part of his confiscated property in 1847, together with his titles. Godoy died in Paris, October 7, 1851. The Roman Colosseum Rome (Italian and Latin Roma) is the capital city of Italy, and of its Lazio region. ... 1830 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1847 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1851 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


Items

  • Godoy wrote Memorias Criticas apologéticas para la historia del reinado del Señor don Carlos IV de Bourbon which were published in English (London, 1836) and in French by Esménard (Paris, 1836).
  • 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.

Jump to: navigation, search Look up English on Wiktionary, the free dictionary As an adjective, English refers to anything from or pertaining to England. ... La Maja Desnuda (The Nude Maja) is a oil painting on canvas by the master Spanish painter, Francisco de Goya, that portrays a nude woman reclining on a bed of pillows. ... This article is about Francisco Goya, a Spanish painter. ...

Works

  • Ovila y Otera, Vita política y militar de D. M. Godoy, (Madrid, 1844)
  • D'Auvergne, Godoy, The Queen's Favorite, (Boston, 1913)

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Manuel de Godoy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (343 words)
Manuel de Godoy (May 12, 1767 – October 7, 1851), Duke of Alcudia, was a Spanish statesman.
Godoy, the King, and the Queen prepared to escape to Mexico in 1808 after Napoleon's troops invaded Spain.
Godoy wrote Memorias Criticas apologéticas para la historia del reinado del Señor don Carlos IV de Bourbon which were published in English (London, 1836) and in French by Esménard (Paris, 1836).
AllRefer.com - Manuel de Godoy (Spanish And Portuguese History, Biography) - Encyclopedia (360 words)
Godoy joined (1793) the war of the First Coaltion (1793) against revolutionary France, but in 1795 he made peace (the second Treaty of Basel) and was awarded the title prIncipe de la Paz [prince of the peace].
The unpopularity of Godoy's corrupt government became acute after Godoy concluded the Convention of Fontainebleau (1807) with Napoleon (see Peninsular War).
Godoy who was captured and mauled by a mob in Aranjuez, was rescued by the French and sent to France.
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