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Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

1744 - 1811

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Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (born Gaspar Melchor de Jove y Llanos, 5 January 1744 – 27 November 1811) was a Spanish neoclassical statesman, author, philosopher and a major figure of the Age of Enlightenment in Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos has received more than 129,109 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos is the 8,205th most popular politician (down from 8,052nd in 2019), the 741st most popular biography from Spain (up from 756th in 2019) and the 264th most popular Spanish Politician.

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Among politicians, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ranks 8,205 out of 15,577Before him are Catherine Charlotte de Gramont, Louise, Princess Royal, Christopher Lekapenos, Bahubali, Barbara of Brandenburg, Marquise of Mantua, and George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt. After him are Xavier Bettel, Burna-Buriash II, Trương Tấn Sang, Infante Antonio Pascual of Spain, Natan Sharansky, and Jioji Konrote.

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Among people born in 1744, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ranks 11Before him are Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Pierre Méchain, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abigail Adams, Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, and Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel. After him are Marianna Martines, Giacomo Quarenghi, Elbridge Gerry, Conrad Moench, Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, and Anne Vallayer-Coster. Among people deceased in 1811, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ranks 8Before him are Peter Simon Pallas, Louis Antoine de Bougainville, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Charles Frederick, Grand Duke of Baden, Dositej Obradović, and Jean Chalgrin. After him are Ignacio Allende, Nevil Maskelyne, Marie-Joseph Chénier, Christoph Friedrich Nicolai, Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, and Mariano Moreno.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ranks 741 out of 2,932Before him are Diego Ortiz (1510), Luis de Milán (1500), Francisco de Montejo (1479), Lina Romay (1954), Infanta María Amalia of Spain (1779), and Montserrat Figueras (1942). After him are Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (1932), Cesc Fàbregas (1987), Xavier Cugat (1900), Juan del Encina (1468), Luis García Berlanga (1921), and Segundo de Chomón (1871).


Among politicians born in Spain, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ranks 264Before him are Baldomero Espartero (1793), Sunyer, Count of Barcelona (900), Bonosus (300), Enrique Líster (1907), Infanta María Cristina of Spain (1911), and Isabella of Castile, Duchess of York (1355). After him are García Fernández of Castile (938), Aben Humeya (1520), Alfonso II, Count of Provence (1180), Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán (1809), Manuel Valls (1962), and Sunifred, Count of Barcelona (805).