Antonio De Saldanha Da Gama, Count of Porto Santo
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Antonio De Saldanha Da Gama, Count of Porto Santo
António de Saldanha da Gama, Count of Porto Santo

António de Saldanha da Gama, Count of Porto Santo (Lisbon, 5 February 1778[1] - 1839) was a Portuguese politician, navy officer, diplomat and colonial administrator.[1] He was the Portuguese plenipotentiary at the Congress of Vienna in 1815.[2][3] While at the Congress he signed a number of treaties and documents on behalf of Prince Regent John of Portugal including the Declaration of the Powers, on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, on 8 February 1815.[3] He was governor of the Portuguese colony Maranhão (northern Brazil) between 1804 and 1806,[4] and of Portuguese Angola between 1807 and 1810.[5] He was created count of Porto Santo on 26 October 1823.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c Albano da Silveira Pinto (1883). "Resenha das Familias Titulares e Grandes de Portugal - Tomo II". pp. 338-39.
  2. ^ Hogg, Peter C. (1973), The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression: A Classified and Annotated Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Articles, Cass Library of African Studies, 137, Routledge, p. 380, ISBN 9780714627755
  3. ^ a b "The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time ...". T.C. Hansard. 1816. pp. 200-201.
  4. ^ "Brazil-Maranhão". worldstatesmen.org.
  5. ^ "Angola". worldstatesmen.org.



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