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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.

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Marqués de la Ensanada: Charges put to him, and his replies

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9296
Scope and Contents

'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.).

Dates: 1775
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