Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho

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Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho
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61st Prime Minister of Portugal
(7th of the Republic)
In office
December 12, 1914 – January 25, 1915
President Manuel de Arriaga
Preceded by Bernardino Machado
Succeeded by Joaquim Pimenta de Castro
Minister for the Navy
In office
December 12, 1914 – January 25, 1915
Prime Minister Himself
Preceded by Augusto Eduardo Neuparth
Succeeded by Joaquim Pimenta de Castro (accumulating all posts)
José Joaquim Xavier de Brito (de facto)
Minister for the Navy
In office
November 29, 1915 – April 25, 1917
Prime Minister Afonso Costa (November 29, 1915–March 15, 1916)
António José de Almeida (March 15, 1916–April 25, 1917)
Preceded by José de Castro
Succeeded by José António Arantes Pedroso
Minister for the Navy
In office
February 6, 1922 – July 6, 1923
Prime Minister António Maria da Silva
Preceded by João Manuel de Carvalho
Succeeded by Abel Fontoura da Costa
Minister for Foreign Affairs
(interim)
In office
March 2, 1922 – March 28, 1922
Prime Minister António Maria da Silva
Preceded by José Maria Barbosa de Guimarães
Succeeded by José Maria Barbosa de Guimarães
Minister for Foreign Affairs
(interim)
In office
August 26, 1922 – October 12, 1922
Prime Minister António Maria da Silva
Preceded by José Maria Barbosa de Guimarães
Succeeded by Domingos Pereira
Personal details
Born 12 November 1871
Macau, Portuguese Empire
Died 27 June 1955(1955-06-27) (aged 83)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Coimbra
Occupation Naval officer (Captain)
and professor

Victor Hugo de Azevedo Coutinho, 18th Count of Azevedo GCC, GCA (12 November 1871–27 June 1955), was a Portuguese naval officer, politician and professor, at the University of Coimbra and later the Escola Naval (Naval School). He was a member of the Portuguese Democratic Party and served as the President of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister) for 7th government of the First Portuguese Republic (having led the country between 12 December 1914 and 25 January 1915). His government's composition was essentially made up of second-line political figures, and his government was jokingly referred to as "Os miseráveis de Victor Hugo" ("The miserables of Victor Hugo"), a play on the French author Victor Hugo's book Les Miserables.

Preceded by
Bernardino Machado
Prime Minister of Portugal
(President of the Ministry)

1914–1915
Succeeded by
Joaquim Pimenta de Castro