António Maria Baptista

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António Maria Baptista
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Minister for War
In office
March 30, 1919 – June 29, 1919
Prime Minister Domingos Pereira
Preceded by António Maria de Freitas Soares
Succeeded by Hélder Ribeiro
Minister for Interior
(interim)
In office
April 20, 1919 – April 28, 1919
Prime Minister Domingos Pereira
Preceded by Domingos Pereira
Succeeded by Domingos Pereira
74th Prime Minister of Portugal
(20th of the Republic)
In office
March 8, 1920 – June 6, 1920
President António José de Almeida
Preceded by Domingos Pereira
Succeeded by José Ramos Preto
Minister for Interior
In office
March 8, 1920 – June 6, 1920
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Domingos Pereira
Succeeded by João Pedroso de Lima
Personal details
Born (1866-01-05)January 5, 1866
Beja, Kingdom of Portugal
Died June 6, 1920(1920-06-06) (aged 54)
Lisbon, Portuguese Republic
Political party Democratic Party
Occupation Army officer (General)

António Maria Baptista, GCTE (Beja, 5 January 1866 - Lisbon, 6 June 1920; Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniu mɐˈɾiɐ baˈtiʃtɐ]) was a Portuguese military officer and politician. When he was lieutenant, he fought in Portuguese Mozambique, during the wars of pacification against the Vátuas, led by Gungunhana. He was promoted to colonel in 1917. He fought the monarchist uprising of 1919, and was nominated Minister of War in the same year. He, then, distinguished himself during a series of violent strikes, and a year later was nominated and became President of the Ministry (Prime Minister), on 8 March 1920. He died suddenly while in office, after a Council of Ministers reunion, on 6 June 1920. He was posthumously promoted to general and was decorated with the Great-Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword (Ordem da Torre e Espada).

Preceded by
Domingos Leite Pereira
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1920
Succeeded by
José Ramos Preto