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Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo, 1st Marquis of Sá da Bandeira

Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo, 1st Marquess de Sá da Bandeira (26 September 1795, in Santarém – 6 January 1876, in Lisbon)[1] was a Portuguese nobleman and politician. He served as Prime Minister of Portugal for five times. He was the most prominent Portuguese defender of the abolition of slavery in Portugal and its domains.[2]

Bernardo de Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo
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Marquis Sá da Bandeira
Personal details
Born26 September 1795
Santarém, Kingdom of Portugal
Died6 January 1876 (aged 80)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal

LifeEdit

 
Bust of Sá da Bandeira in Mindelo, Cape Verde

Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo was born in Santarém in 1795 to Faustino José Lopes Nogueira de Figueiredo e Silva (1767–1830) and Francisca Xavier de Sá Mendonça Cabral da Cunha Godinho (1772–1829).[1] Sá Nogueira de Figueiredo supported the liberal party during the Liberal Wars (1828–1834), and took part in the landing at Mindelo in July 1832.[1] He fought in the Siege of Porto and was wounded in his right arm, which had to be amputated.

Sá da Bandeira was Minister of the Navy in the government of José Jorge Loureiro (1835–36).[2] He was Prime Minister of Portugal for five terms:

  • 5 November 1836 – 1 June 1837[3]
  • 10 August 1837 – 18 April 1839[4]
  • 17 April 1865 – 5 September 1865[5]
  • 22 July 1868 – 11 August 1869[6]
  • 29 August – 29 October 1870[7]

He never married but he had a legitimised daughter born out of wedlock, named Luísa Aglaé Fanny de Sá Nogueira, who married her cousin Faustino de Paiva de Sá Nogueira.[1] The city of Lubango, Angola, was called Sá de Bandeira when the Angolan territory was under Portuguese rule.

On 4 April 1833, he was created Baron of Sá da Bandeira, on 1 December 1834, he was created Viscount of Sá da Bandeira and on 3 February 1864, he was created Marquis of Sá da Bandeira.[1] He was also a freemason.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Albano da Silveira Pinto (1883). "Resenha das Familias Titulares e Grandes de Portugal - Tomo II". pp. 460–64.
  2. ^ a b Governo de José Jorge Loureiro (1835-1836), politipedia.pt
  3. ^ Governo de Sá da Bandeira (1836-1837), politipedia.pt
  4. ^ Governo de Sá da Bandeira (1837-1839), politipedia.pt
  5. ^ Governos da Monarquia Liberal, politipedia.pt
  6. ^ Governo de Sá da Bandeira (1868-1869), politipedia.pt
  7. ^ Governo de Sá da Bandeira (1870), politipedia.pt
Political offices
Preceded by
José Bernardino de Portugal e Castro,
Marquis of Valença,
and Count of Vimioso
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the
Council of Ministers)

1836–1837
Succeeded by
António Dias de Oliveira
Preceded by
António Dias de Oliveira
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the
Council of Ministers)

1837–1839
Succeeded by
Rodrigo de Almeida Carvalhais,
Baron of Ribeira de Sabrosa
Preceded by
Nuno José de Moura Barreto,
Duke of Loulé
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the
Council of Ministers)

1865
Succeeded by
Joaquim António de Aguiar
Preceded by
António José de Ávila, 1st Duke of Ávila and Bolama
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the
Council of Ministers)

1868–1869
Succeeded by
Nuno José de Moura Barreto,
Duke of Loulé
Preceded by
João Francisco de Saldanha
Oliveira e Daun
,
Duke of Saldanha
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the
Council of Ministers)

1870
Succeeded by
António José de Ávila, 1st Duke of Ávila and Bolama