António da Silva Monteiro, 1st Count of Silva Monteiro

António da Silva Monteiro, 1st Count of Silva Monteiro (August 16, 1822 – January 15, 1885) was a Portuguese nobleman.

António da Silva Monteiro
Count of Silva Monteiro
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Count of Silva Monteiro
Full name
António da Silva Monteiro
Born16 August 1822
Lordelo do Ouro, Porto
Died15 January 1885
Noble familyda Silva Monteiro

LifeEdit

Born to entrepreneur parents, as a young man, he emigrated to Rio de Janeiro. It was here that he would later become a prosperous capitalist and businessman, owner of major trading house, that was still thriving at the time of his death, even though he returned to reside in Portugal.

He received the title of Count of Silva Monteiro on December 22, 1875, by decree of King Luis I of Portugal.

He was a Knight of the Royal House and Commander of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa.

He died of hepatitis on January 15, 1885. His death was lamented by not only the Portuguese royal family but also many people of different social classes.

SourcesEdit

  • Manuel M. Rodrigues - O Occidente: Revista Illustrada de Portugal e do Extrangeiro - 1 February 1885 - Volume VIII - n° 220 - page: 25/26.