Manuel Godoy

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Manuel Godoy
Prince o Peace
Manuel Godoy, príncipe de la Paz, de Antonio Carnicero (Museo del Romanticismo de Madrid).jpg
Godoy bi Antonio Carnicero.
Full name
Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria
BornMey 12 1767
Badajoz, Spain
Dee'dOctober 4 1851 (aged 84)
Paris, Fraunce
Spoose(s)María Teresa de Borbón
FaitherJosé Godoy Cáceres y Ovando Ríos
MitherAntonia Justa Álvarez de Faria y Sánchez Zarzoza
COA Duke of Sueca.svg

Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria, Prince o Peace, 1st Duke o Alcudia, 1st Duke o Sueca, 1st Baron o Mascalbó (Mey 12 1767 – October 4 1851) was First Secretary o State o Spain frae 1792 tae 1797 an frae 1801 tae 1808. He received many teetles, including Príncipe de la Paz ("Prince o Peace"), bi which he is widely known. He came tae power at a young age as the favourite o the King an Queen an he would later be a lover o the queen. Despite multiple disasters, he maintained power. Many Spaingie leaders blamed Godoy for the disastrous war with Britain that cut off Spain's Empire and ruined its finances. He is ane o anly twa men in the history o Spain tae be creatit a "Prince" the teetle an rank o prince being uised an reserved for the hier tae the throne (the Prince o Austries) His other teetle "Prince o Bassano" wis cornfirmed bi Pape Pius VIII. The teetle Prince o Peace wis suspended bi Ferdinand VII o Spain in 1808. His daiughter Carlota became the 2nd Duchess o Sueca inheriting the dukedom frae her faither.

Mairiage[eedit | eedit soorce]

She mairit 2 October 1797 he mairit María Teresa de Borbón at El Escorial, near Madrid. She wis a dochter o Infante Luis, Coont o Chinchón (brither o Charles III o Spain) an his wife María Teresa de Vallabriga.

Issue[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Carlota Luisa de Godoy y Borbón, 2nt Duchess o Sueca (7 October 1800 – 13 Mey 1886) mairit Camillo Ruspoli, Duke o Sueca an haed issue.

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