Joaquim Pimenta de Castro

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Count
Joaquim Pimenta de Castro
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Minister for War
In office
3 September 1911 – 8 October 1911
Prime Minister João Chagas
Preceded by António Xavier Correia Barreto
Succeeded by Alberto Carlos da Silveira
62nd Prime Minister of Portugal 1
(8th of the Republic)
In office
25 January 1915 – 15 May 1915
President Manuel de Arriaga
Preceded by Vítor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded by Constitutional Junta composed of:
José Norton de Matos
António Maria da Silva
José de Freitas Ribeiro
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Álvaro de Castro

João Chagas (next Prime Minister; did not take office)
José de Castro (de facto)
Minister for War
In office
12 December 1914 – 15 May 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Joaquim Basílio Albuquerque e Castro
Succeeded by Basílio Teles (did not take office)
José de Castro (de facto)
Personal details
Born (1846-11-05)5 November 1846
Pias, Monção, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 14 May 1918(1918-05-14) (aged 81)
Lisbon, Portuguese Republic
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Emília de Freitas, Béatrice do Cairos
Children with Emìlia: Frédericio, Joaquim, with Béaatrice: Gulliermo, Ernesto, Polixenia, Carlota
Alma mater University of Coimbra
Occupation Army officer (General),
and mathematician
Religion Roman Catholic Church
1 Accumulating all the Ministries (Internal Affairs, Justice, Finances, War, Navy, Foreign Affairs, Foment, Colonies and Instruction) until 28 January 1915.

Joaquim Pereira Pimenta de Castro, 10th Count of Pimenta de Castro (Pias, Monção, 5 November 1846 – Lisbon, 14 May 1918; Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuɐˈkĩ piˈmẽtɐ dɨ ˈkaʃtɾu]) was a Portuguese army officer and politician. He was a career military officer reaching the position of General, also graduated in Mathematics by the University of Coimbra. In 1908, he was nominated commander of the 3rd Military Region, in Porto. After the proclamation of the Republic on 5 October 1910, he was Minister of War, for only two months, in 1911. He had to resign due to the monarchist incursion of Henrique de Paiva Couceiro. An independent, he was chosen by President Manuel de Arriaga to be the President of the Ministry (Prime Minister) of a government, who would rule without the parliament, where the Portuguese Republican Party, led by Afonso Costa had the majority. His government, with the support of the moderate Evolutionist Party and the Republican Union, and also conservative military factions, was in office from 28 January to 14 May 1915. It was overthrown by the military movement of 14 May 1915, supported by the Republican Party, which also caused the resignation of President Manuel de Arriaga.

Preceded by
Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1915
Succeeded by
Constitutional Junta:
José Norton de Matos
António Maria da Silva
José de Freitas Ribeiro
Alfredo de Sá Cardoso
Álvaro Xavier de Castro