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Aranda, Pedro Pablo, Conde de

Aranda, Pedro Pablo, Conde de  

(1719–1798), Spanish official. Aranda, a grandee from one of Spain's great families, was originally intended for a career in the Roman Catholic Church, and studied at the seminary of Bologna ...
Benito Jeronimo Feijoo

Benito Jeronimo Feijoo  

(1676–1764), Spanish theologian and essayist. Feijoo was probably the single most important figure in the early-eighteenth-century phase of the Enlightenment in Spain. The eldest son of a family of ...
Counter-Enlightenment

Counter-Enlightenment  

The notion of Counter-Enlightenment must be approached with care because the boundary between enlightened men of letters and adversaries of the Enlightenment is not so easily established as is ...
Francisco Miranda

Francisco Miranda  

(1750–1816)South American revolutionary. He was a Creole born in Caracas, who received a commission in the Spanish army and fought against the British in Florida and the West Indies during the ...
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos

Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos  

(1744–1811), Spanish magistrate, minister, and writer on reform. Jovellanos, who was born into the lesser nobility of the principality of Asturias in northern Spain, was originally intended for an ...
Gregorio Mayans y Siscar

Gregorio Mayans y Siscar  

(1699–1781), Spanish historian, literary critic, and educational reformer. Mayans was the leading light in the Valencian contribution to the Spanish Enlightenment, and the heir to an earlier ...
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi

José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi  

(1776–1827), Mexican novelist and political pamphleteer. Although his contributions to the independence movement that separated Mexico from Europe were made in the early 1800s, Lizardi was very much ...
Jose Monino

Jose Monino  

Conde de Floridablanca (1728–1808), Spanish diplomat and administrator. Monino, a native of the city of Murcia in eastern Spain, studied law; as a practicing lawyer, he acquired a number of ...
Pablo de Olavide

Pablo de Olavide  

(1725–1803), Peruvian-Spanish reformer and man of letters. Olavide spent the first twenty-four years of his life in Lima, Peru, where he had a brilliant academic career, earning degrees in theology ...
Pedro Rodriguez Campomanes

Pedro Rodriguez Campomanes  

(1723– 1802), Spanish economist and administrator. Campomanes was born into the lesser nobility of the principality of Asturias in northern Spain and studied law at the universities of Oviedo and ...

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