Francisco José Fernandes Costa

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Francisco José Fernandes Costa
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Minister for the Navy
In office
June 16, 1912 – January 9, 1913
Prime Minister Duarte Leite
Preceded by Celestino Germano Pais de Almeida
Succeeded by José de Freitas Ribeiro
Minister for Foment
In office
March 17, 1916 – April 25, 1917
Prime Minister António José de Almeida
Preceded by António Maria da Silva
Succeeded by Herculano Jorge Galhardo
Minister for the Navy
In office
May 15, 1915 – May 17, 1915
Prime Minister João Chagas
Preceded by José Joaquim Xavier de Brito
Succeeded by José de Castro
Prime Minister of Portugal
(but did not take office)
In office
January 15, 1920 – January 15, 1920
President António José de Almeida
Preceded by Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Succeeded by Alfredo de Sá Cardoso (reconducted)
Minister for Finance
(but did not take office)
In office
January 15, 1920 – January 15, 1920
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by António Maria da Silva
Succeeded by António Maria da Silva (reconducted)
Minister for Foreign Affairs
(but did not take office)
In office
January 15, 1920 – January 15, 1920
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by João Carlos de Melo Barreto
Succeeded by João Carlos de Melo Barreto (reconducted)
Minister for Commerce
In office
August 10, 1921 – October 19, 1921
Prime Minister Tomé de Barros Queirós (August 10, 1921–August 30, 1921)
António Granjo (August 30, 1921–October 19, 1921)
Preceded by António Granjo
Succeeded by António Pires de Carvalho
Minister for Agriculture
(interim)
In office
August 30, 1921 – September 3, 1921
Prime Minister António Granjo
Preceded by Manuel de Sousa da Câmara
Succeeded by Alboim Inglês
Personal details
Born (1857-04-19)April 19, 1857
Foz de Arouce, Lousã, Kingdom of Portugal
Died July 19, 1925(1925-07-19) (aged 68)
Figueira da Foz, Portuguese Republic
Political party Portuguese Republican Party
(later Evolutionist Republican Party, Republican Liberal Party and Nationalist Republican Party)
Spouse(s) Maria Adelaide Borges de Menezes Parreira
Children Francisco José, João, Manuel, Leopoldina, Maria, Adelaide
Alma mater University of Coimbra
Occupation Lawyer,
jurist and
high school teacher

Francisco José Fernandes Costa (Portuguese: [fɾɐ̃ˈsiʃku ʒuˈzɛ fɨɾˈnɐ̃dɨʃ ˈkɔʃtɐ]; 1857–1925) was a Portuguese lawyer and politician. He was a member of the Portuguese Republican Party and later of the Evolutionist Party, the Liberal Party and the Nationalist Party. He was civil governor of Coimbra, minister of the Navy (1912–1913; 1915) and Commerce (1921). He is most remembered for being the President of the Ministry (Prime Minister) of the short-lived "five minutes government", who resigned the same day it was to take office, on 15 January 1920.

Preceded by
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1920
Succeeded by
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso