Álvaro Xavier de Castro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈalvɐɾu ʃɐviˈɛɾ ðɨ ˈkaʃtɾu]) was Prime Minister of Portugal from 20 November to 30 November 1920 and from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924.
Álvaro de Castro
|Prime Minister of Portugal|
18 December 1923 – 7 July 1924
|President||Manuel Teixeira Gomes|
|Preceded by||António Ginestal Machado|
|Succeeded by||Alfredo Rodrigues Gaspar|
20 November 1920 – 30 November 1920
|President||António José de Almeida|
|Preceded by||António Granjo|
|Succeeded by||Liberato Pinto|
|Born||9 November 1878|
|Died||29 June 1928 (aged 49)|
|Political party||Republican Liberal Party|
later Reconstitution Party,
and Nationalist Republican Party.
|Spouse(s)||Maria Rosa de Meireles Garrido|
He was born in Guarda, on 9 November 1878. He was part of the Constitutional junta that governed Portugal in 1915. He later served as Governor-General of Mozambique between 1915 and 1918. He was a prominent participant in the attempted coup of January 11, 1919 which took place after the assassination of Sidónio Pais.
He co-founded the National Reconstitution Republican Party. He was appointed Prime Minister, during a brief period (from 20 November to 30 November 1920). He was replaced by Liberato Pinto, an army officer.