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|King Joseph On the Throne, 1808|
|King of Spain and the Indies|
|Reign||6 June 1808 – 11 December 1813 & 20 October 1815 – 28 July 1844 (34 years, 3 months, 13 days)|
|Coronation||7 February 1816|
|Predecessor||Ferdinand VII (as the last Bourbon)|
|Issue|| Joseph II, King of Spain |
|Born|| 7 January 1768 |
Corte, Haute-Corse, Corsica, Kingdom of France
|Died||28 July 1844 (aged 76)|
|Burial||11 September 1840|
Joseph I (born Giuseppe Buonaparte; 7 January 1768 – 28 July 1844) was King of Spain from 1808 to 1813, and again following a restoration from 1815 to his death in 1844. The elder brother of Napoléon I, the Emperor of the French, Joseph was put on the Spanish throne following Napoléon's invasion of Spain and the deposition of the reigning Bourbon king, Charles IV. Joseph was the first Bonaparte ruler of Spain, which remained on the throne of the country into the 20th century. He is credited with instituting a series of wide-reaching reforms regarding the government, bureaucracy, economy, and military, and has been called both "the Reformer" and even "the Great" by various sources, though these epithets are not universally acknowledged.