Alfredo Nobre da Costa

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Alfredo Nobre da Costa
106th Prime Minister of Portugal
In office
28 August 1978 – 22 November 1978
(2 months and 25 days)
President António Ramalho Eanes
Preceded by Mário Soares
Succeeded by Carlos Mota Pinto
Minister of Industry and Technology
In office
25 March 1977 – 30 January 1978
Prime Minister Mário Soares
Preceded by António Sousa Gomes
Succeeded by Carlos Melancia
Personal details
Born (1923-09-10)10 September 1923
Lapa, Lisbon, Portugal
Died 4 February 1996(1996-02-04) (aged 72)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Independent
Spouse(s) Maria de Lourdes de Carvalho e Cunha Fortes da Gama

Alfredo Jorge Nobre da Costa, GCC (Lisbon, Lapa, 10 September 1923 — Lisbon, 4 February 1996), commonly known just by Nobre da Costa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈnɔbɾ(ɨ) dɐ ˈkɔʃtɐ]), was a Portuguese engineer and politician.

He was the only son of Alfredo Henrique Andresen da Costa (b. 4 November 1893), of Goan, Italian, French and/or Catalan, Danish and Portuguese ancestry, and wife Portuguese Maria Helena Nobre.

He graduated from Instituto Superior Técnico.

A moderate independent center-left politician, he was chosen by President António Ramalho Eanes to lead a government that would finish the four-year legislative term, which had been initiated in the Portuguese legislative election, 1976. His cabinet consisted of independents. However, it failed to gain a majority in the Assembly of the Republic, and Nobre da Costa resigned. He was replaced by Carlos Alberto da Mota Pinto.

He married on 5 May 1951 Maria de Lourdes de Carvalho e Cunha Fortes da Gama and had a single daughter Vera Maria Nobre da Costa (b. 5 February 1952).


Political offices
Preceded by
Mário Soares
Prime Minister of Portugal
Succeeded by
Carlos Mota Pinto