Campomanes, Pedro Rodríguez de Campomanes, conde de

Spanish reformer, economist, and author.

As president of the council of Castile under King Charles III, he introduced various social and economic reforms in an effort to revitalize national commerce. Founded the Real Sociedad Económica de Madrid (1775). Director of the Royal Academy of History.

Author of various works on political economy, history, and the education of the working classes. Elected to the American Philisophical Society (1786).