Sebastiao Jose Carvalho

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Birthday
13, 1699
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
May 8, 1782 (82)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
13, 1699
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
May 8, 1782 (82)

About

Famous Portuguese Secretary of the State known for his effective leadership in the wake of the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. He was responsible for the Pombaline Reforms that aimed to make Portugal more economically self-sufficient.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Coimbra before receiving his first public appointment as the Portuguese ambassador to Great Britain in 1738.

Trivia

He helped weaken the far-reaching grasp of the Inquisition.

Family Life

He married twice: to Teresa Luísa de Mendonça e Almada and Maria Leonor Ernestina Daun.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as soccer star Rui Costa.