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Gaspar de Jovellanos (1744–1811)

Jovellanos (Jove-Llanos), Gaspar Melchor de (Hō-vel-yä’nōs). A Spanish dramatist, prose-writer, and statesman; born in Gijon, Asturia, Jan. 5, 1744; died at Vega, Nov. 27, 1811. His political and official career was not fortunate, although he filled high posts with distinction. As a writer he was happy; applause greeting his tragedy of ‘Pelagius,’ founded upon the fortunes of the famed Asturian king. His ‘Orations and Discourses’ are the productions of a finished rhetorician.