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Godoy

noun
  1. Manuel de. 1767–1851, Spanish statesman: Charles IV's unpopular chief minister (1792–97; 1801–08)
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  • The actions of Yriarte, of course, depended on the secret behests of Godoy.

    William Pitt and the Great War

    John Holland Rose

  • Of these schemes, the conquest of Portugal lay the nearest to the heart of Godoy.

  • On the 5th of October he received from Godoy the Spanish declaration of war.

  • This marked a beginning, however, of the French rulers distrust of Godoy.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman

  • Godoy, however, was opposed to bull-fighting, and procured its abolition in 1805.

    A History of Spain

    Charles E. Chapman