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Pombal, 1st Marquês de [Carvalho e Melo, Sebastião José de]locked

  • Kenneth Maxwell

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(b Lisbon, May 13, 1699; d Pombal, May 8, 1782). Portuguese statesman, urban planner and patron. He came from a family of soldiers, priests and state functionaries, some of whom had served abroad. As chief minister to Joseph I, King of Portugal (...

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