Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos
Banishment[change | change source]
Reintroduction[change | change source]
In 1797 he came back and refused the post of ambassador to Russia, but accepted to become minister of grace and justice.
Offers to fame[change | change source]
Joseph Bonaparte, on mounting the Spanish throne, made Jovellanos lots of offers but he refused them all and joined a patriotic party. When he was involved in the fall of the party he was sent back to Gijon. The vessel in which he sailed was compelled by stress of weather to put in at Vega de Navia (now Puerto de Vega) in Asturias, and there he died on November 27 1811.