António Teixeira de Sousa

António Teixeira de Sousa, 2nd Count of Sousa Palmela (5 May 1857 in Celeirós, Sabrosa – 5 June 1917 in Celeirós, Sabrosa; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniu tɐjˈʃɐjɾɐ dɨ ˈsowzɐ]) was a Portuguese medical doctor and politician during the Constitutional Monarchy. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Porto, in 1883. A member of the conservative Regenerator Party, he was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies, in 1889. He was later minister of the Navy and Overseas (1900–1903), and, twice, of Finance (1903–1904, 1906). He became President of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) on 26 June 1910, and would be the last Prime Minister of the Constitutional Monarchy as King D. Manuel II was overthrown by a republican revolution on 5 October 1910. He left politics after the republic proclamation, but showed a moderate support for the new regime.

Count
António Teixeira de Sousa
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Minister for the Navy and Overseas
In office
25 June 1900 – 28 February 1903
MonarchCarlos I
Prime MinisterErnesto Hintze Ribeiro
Preceded byBarros Gomes
Succeeded byManuel Rafael Gorjão
Minister for Finance
In office
28 February 1903 – 20 October 1904
MonarchCarlos I
Prime MinisterErnesto Hintze Ribeiro
Preceded byFernando Matoso dos Santos
Succeeded byManuel Afonso Espregueira
Minister for Finance
In office
21 March 1906 – 19 May 1906
MonarchCarlos I
Prime MinisterErnesto Hintze Ribeiro
Preceded byJosé de Franco Frazão
Succeeded byErnesto Driesel Schroeter
54th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
26 June 1910 – 5 October 1910
MonarchManuel II of Portugal
Preceded byFrancisco da Veiga Beirão
Succeeded byTeófilo Braga
(as President of the Provisional Government of the Portuguese Republic)
Personal details
Born(1857-05-05)5 May 1857
Celeirós, Sabrosa, Kingdom of Portugal
Died5 June 1917(1917-06-05) (aged 60)
Celeirós, Sabrosa, Portuguese Republic
Political partyRegenerator Party
OccupationMedical doctor
Thermae doctor
Writer
Political offices
Preceded by Prime Minister of Portugal
1910
Succeeded by
Teófilo Braga
(interim, as President of the
Provisional Government)
João Chagas
(effective)