Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Jovellanoses in:
 • Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
 • Gijon
 • Provincia de Asturias
 • Asturias
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Birth: Jan. 5, 1744
Death: Nov. 27, 1811

Statesman and Author. Born in Gijón, Asturias, Spain, he served as Minister of Justice under King Carlos IV. He was also an important representative of the Illustration movement and a leading social reformer. A close friend of the painter Francisco de Goya, he was imprisoned for his work against the Spanish monarchy and later exiled for opposing Napoleon's occupation of his country. As an author he is remembered for "El Delincuente Honrado", "Pelayo", "Elogios", and "Memorias del Castillo de Bellver". He died in Puerto de Vega, Asturias, shortly before the proclamation of Spain's liberal Constitution of 1812. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
Capilla de Nuestra Señora de los Remedios
Gijon
Provincia de Asturias
Asturias, Spain
Plot: Next to his birth house.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Oct 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16210215
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Added by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- R I P
 Added: Nov. 27, 2014

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Nov. 27, 2014
I light a candle for Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
There are 17 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.2 after 11 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service