António Augusto de Rocha Peixoto

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António Augusto de Rocha Peixoto
Born 18 May 1866
Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal
Died 2 May 1909 (1909-05-03) (aged 42)
Matosinhos, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Naturalist, ethnologist and archaeologist

António Augusto de Rocha Peixoto (Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 18 May 1866 – Matosinhos, Portugal, 2 May 1909) was a notable naturalist, ethnologist and archaeologist known throughout the country.

In 1891, he became the secretariat of the "Revista de Portugal" (Portugal Magazine) established by his friend Eça de Queiroz and organized the Cabinet of Mineralogy, Geology and Palaeontology of the Polytechnic Academy of Porto (currently University of Porto). He also collaborated in other journals and magazines and was the director of the Public Library and Municipal Museum of the city of Porto. In his native town, he revealed cividade de Terroso and remodeled the town hall. Two weeks after dying, his body was transferred from the cemetery of Agramonte in Porto to the one of Póvoa.