António Lobo de Almada Negreiros

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António Lobo de Almada Negreiros (August 13, 1868 in Alentejo, Aljustrel, Aljustrel[1] – June 12, 1939 in Paris), was an illustrious journalist and colonialist writer, essayist and poet.

He lived in São Tomé Island, in Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe, where he was the Administrator of the Council and, already a widower, he established in Paris, where he participated in the organization of the Exposition Universelle (1900) and was Vice Consul of Portugal, etc.

He was a son of Pedro de Almada Pereira and wife Margarida Francisca Camacho de Negreiros or Lobo Bravo de Negreiros.[2]

He married in the São Tomé Island, Água Grande District, City of São Tomé, at the Parrish of Conceição, on April 30, 1892 Elvira Freire Sobral (São Tomé Island, Mé-Zóchi District, Trindade, Roça Saudade,[3]São Tomé Island, December 29, 1896), oldest child and natural daughter recognized and raised by her father José António Freire Sobral by Leopoldina Amélia de Azevedo, who died in childbirth of and with her daughter. She studied in Coimbra, at the Colégio das Religiosas Ursulinas, where she won the fame of a skilled drawer. Her half-brother Joaquim Freire Sobral was also an artist and a painter. They had, beside a daughter, two sons António (b. 1895) and José Sobral de Almada Negreiros.


  1. ^ Baptised in Aljustrel, Aljustrel, on October 14, 1868.
  2. ^ Sister of Priest Justino Lobo Bravo de Negreiros, Parish-Priest of Mombeja, and Ana Emília Bravo de Negreiros Lobo, Godfather and Godmother of their nephew António Lobo de Almada Negreiros.
  3. ^ Baptised in São Tomé Island, Mé-Zóchi District, Trindade, Roça Saudade, on June 23, 1874
  • Fotobiografias do Século XX, Photobiography of Almada Negreiros, Círculo de Leitores.