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Aranda, Don Pedro Pablo Abarca de Bolea, Count of, born in 1719. He was at first a soldier, but taking later in life to politics held the presidency of the Council of Castile (1766). He banished the Jesuits, put down brigandage, and curtailed the powers of the Inquisition. From 1773 to 1787 he served as Ambassador to France. From 1792 he became the Prime Minister of Charles IV., but was supplanted by Godoy, and died in 1798.