José Vicente de Freitas

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José Vicente de Freitas
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98th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
18 April 1928 – 8 July 1929
President Óscar Carmona
Preceded by Óscar Carmona
Succeeded by Artur Ivens Ferraz
Personal details
Born 22 January 1869
Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
Died 6 September 1952(1952-09-06) (aged 83)
Lisbon, Portugal

José Vicente de Freitas, 2nd Baron of Freitas GCTE (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ viˈsẽt(ɨ) dɨ ˈfɾɐjtɐʃ]; 22 January 1869 – 6 September 1952) was a Portuguese military officer and politician.

Freitas was born in Calheta, Madeira. He fought in Flanders during Portuguese participation in World War I, and was awarded the Grand-Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword, the highest Portuguese decoration.

He was a colonel when the 28 May 1926 movement took place. He supported the Ditadura Nacional and was Instruction Minister from 1927 to 1929. He served as Prime Minister (President of the Council of Ministers), from 18 April 1928 until 8 July 1929, shortly after being promoted to general. He died at Lisbon.

Preceded by
Óscar Carmona
Prime Minister of Portugal
1928–1929
Succeeded by
Artur Ivens Ferraz