Álvaro de Castro

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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
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Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
18 December 1923 – 7 July 1924
PresidentManuel Teixeira Gomes
Preceded byAntónio Ginestal Machado
Succeeded byAlfredo Rodrigues Gaspar
In office
20 November 1920 – 30 November 1920
PresidentAntónio José de Almeida
Preceded byAntónio Granjo
Succeeded byLiberato Pinto
Personal details
Born(1878-11-09)9 November 1878
Guarda, Portugal
Died29 June 1928(1928-06-29) (aged 49)
Coimbra, Portugal
Political partyRepublican Liberal Party
later Reconstitution Party,
and Nationalist Republican Party.
Spouse(s)Maria Rosa de Meireles Garrido

Early careerEdit

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.

Later careerEdit

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.

He then joined a new party, the Nationalist Republican Party. He again became Prime Minister of Portugal, from 18 December 1923 to 6 July 1924. He died in Coimbra on 29 June 1928.

ReferencesEdit

Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)
together with:
José Norton de Matos
António Maria da Silva
José de Freitas Ribeiro
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso

1920
Succeeded by
João Chagas (didn't take office)
José de Castro
Preceded by Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1920
Succeeded by
Preceded by Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1923–1924
Succeeded by