Luís Vaz Pereira Pinto Guedes

Luís Vaz Pereira Pinto Guedes, 2nd Viscount of Montalegre, was a Portuguese soldier, born 1770, who served on the absolutist side in Portugal's Liberal Wars.

Luís Vaz Pereira Pinto Guedes
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Born(1770-08-18)18 August 1770
Vila Real, Kingdom of Portugal
Died10 May 1841(1841-05-10) (aged 70)
Kingdom of Portugal
Allegiance Kingdom of Portugal
Service/branchPortuguese Army
Years of service1784–1834
RankBrigadier
Battles/warsPeninsular War
Liberal Wars
AwardsCampaign Cross of the Peninsular War
Comendador of the Order of Christ
Comendador of the Order of the Tower and Sword

As the military commander in Trás-os-Montes in 1823, he raised a rebellion in the name of the absolutist prince, Infante Dom Miguel of Portugal. During the civil war between Dom Miguel and his elder brother, the former Emperor Dom Pedro I of Brazil, he was a prominent Miguelite general: he was in joint command of the Miguelite army at the Battle of Ponte Ferreira, and was the Miguelite commander at the Battle of Asseiceira in which Miguel's cause was finally defeated.

After the war ended, he was cashiered from the army in 1834. He wrote memoirs justifying his actions, and died in 1841.