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Benito Gerónimo Feyjóo y Montenegro

Feyjóo y Montenegro, Benito Gerónimo (bānēˈtō hārōˈnēmō fāēhōˈō ē mōntānāˈgrō) [key], 1676–1764, Spanish Benedictine scholar and critic, abbot at Oviedo, Asturias. Feyjóo led in bringing the Enlightenment to Spain. In his social and political ideas, in philosophy, science, and literature, he represented the most advanced European thought of his time. Feijóo is a variant spelling of his name.

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