Zenón, de Somodevilla y Bengoechea, 1702-1781 (Marquis of Ensenada)
- Existence: 1702 - 1781
Zenón de Somodevilla y Bengoechea, Marqués de la Ensanada (1702-81), was Spanish minister for finance, war, the navy and the Indies, and effectively Prime Minister, 1743-54. He fell from power in 1754 and was exiled. He was restored in 1760, but exiled again in 1766.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
'Cargos hechos al Marqués de la Ensanada, y sus Respuestas', 7 charges concerning the Marqués de la Ensanada's reform policy in the Spanish American colonies, and his refutations of the allegations, followed by a report of the dismissal of ministers, 21 July 1754 (28pp.).