Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria, Prince o Peace, 1st Duke o Alcudia, 1st Duke o Sueca, 1st Baron o Mascalbó (Mey 12 1767 – October 4 1851) was First Secretary o State o Spain frae 1792 tae 1797 an frae 1801 tae 1808. He received many teetles, including Príncipe de la Paz ("Prince o Peace"), bi which he is widely known. He came tae power at a young age as the favourite o the King an Queen an he would later be a lover o the queen. Despite multiple disasters, he maintained power. Many Spaingie leaders blamed Godoy for the disastrous war with Britain that cut off Spain's Empire and ruined its finances. He is ane o anly twa men in the history o Spain tae be creatit a "Prince" the teetle an rank o prince being uised an reserved for the hier tae the throne (the Prince o Austries) His other teetle "Prince o Bassano" wis cornfirmed bi Pape Pius VIII. The teetle Prince o Peace wis suspended bi Ferdinand VII o Spain in 1808. His daiughter Carlota became the 2nd Duchess o Sueca inheriting the dukedom frae her faither.
|Prince o Peace|
Godoy bi Antonio Carnicero.
Manuel Godoy y Álvarez de Faria
|Born||Mey 12 1767|
|Dee'd||October 4 1851 (aged 84)|
|Spoose(s)||María Teresa de Borbón|
|Faither||José Godoy Cáceres y Ovando Ríos|
|Mither||Antonia Justa Álvarez de Faria y Sánchez Zarzoza|
She mairit 2 October 1797 he mairit María Teresa de Borbón El Escorial, Madrid. She wis a daughter o Infante Luis, Coont o Chinchón (brither o Charles III o Spain) an his wife María Teresa de Vallabriga.
- Carlota Luisa Godoy y Borbón (7 October 1800 – 13 Mey 1886) mairit Camillo Ruspoli, Duke o Sueca an haed bairn.
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