Rafael del Riego

1784 - 1823

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Rafael del Riego y Flórez (7 April 1784 – 7 November 1823) was a Spanish general and liberal politician, who played a key role in the outbreak of the Liberal Triennium (Trienio liberal in Spanish). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael del Riego has received more than 79,638 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Rafael del Riego is the 3,877th most popular politician (up from 3,941st in 2019), the 339th most popular biography from Spain (up from 348th in 2019) and the 125th most popular Spanish Politician.

Rafael del Riego was a Spanish general who led a coup against the king of Spain, Ferdinand VII. He was executed for his actions, which led to the First Carlist War.

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Among politicians, Rafael del Riego ranks 3,877 out of 15,710Before him are Gracia Mendes Nasi, Ludwig Quidde, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Princess Mafalda of Savoy, and Zhu Rongji. After him are Ashur-uballit I, Luis Echeverría, Hipparchus, Quintus Hortensius, Zhong Hui, and Vladimír Mečiar.

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Among people born in 1784, Rafael del Riego ranks 14Before him are Louis Spohr, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Leo von Klenze, Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, and François Rude. After him are Ferdinand Ries, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Princess Maria Antonia of Naples and Sicily, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, Moses Montefiore, and Peter von Cornelius. Among people deceased in 1823, Rafael del Riego ranks 13Before him are Edmund Cartwright, Ann Radcliffe, Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Charles François Dumouriez, Abraham-Louis Breguet, and André-Jacques Garnerin. After him are Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski, Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus, and Antonio Nariño.

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Among people born in Spain, Rafael del Riego ranks 339 out of 2,595Before him are Juan Díaz de Solís (1470), José Sanjurjo (1872), Xavi (1980), Juan de la Cosa (1460), Charles, Prince of Viana (1421), and Joaquín Peiró (1936). After him are Priscillian (340), Carmen Maura (1945), Rosalía de Castro (1837), Andrés Iniesta (1984), Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado (1643), and Fernando Alonso (1981).


Among politicians born in Spain, Rafael del Riego ranks 125Before him are Sancho VII of Navarre (1154), Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon (1401), Alfonso I of Asturias (693), Wittiza (687), Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi (844), and Charles, Prince of Viana (1421). After him are Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier (1832), Peter I of Aragon and Pamplona (1068), Francisco Largo Caballero (1869), Juan, Count of Montizón (1822), Sancho I of Pamplona (865), and Ramiro II of León (898).