José Moñino Redondo, the Count of Floridablanca was a Spanish politician. He was born in Murcia, and he lived in the 18th century. In my opinion, he was a very important character in the Spanish history.

He started his studies in Murcia, and then he moved to Orihuela to continue. In 1748 he obtained the title of lawyer, and his contacts  with influential characters like the Duke of Alba facilitated his entry into the Council of Castilla.

Portrait of King Charles III

In reward for some of his services (such as acting against the instigators of the Esquilache mutiny in Cuenca), the King Carlos III named him Count of Floridablanca in 1773.

He became part of “the generation of the politicians of Carlos III” who helped to modernize the Bourbon monarchy in various areas (social, economic, political), introducing a reformism inspired by The Enlightenment that at the time began to spread all over Europe.

He has made some of the best contributions in Spanish History so far. In my opinion it is incredible that from being a lawyer he became such an important person working for the government of a country.

 

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