António de Saldanha da Gama, Count of Porto Santo

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António de Saldanha da Gama, Count of Porto Santo

António de Saldanha da Gama, Count of Porto Santo (1778–1839) was a Portuguese plenipotentiary at the Congress of Vienna in 1815. [1][2] While at the Congress he signed a number of treaties and documents on behalf of Prince Regent John of Portugal including the Declaration of the Powers, on the Abolition of the Slave Trade, on 8 February 1815.[2]

He was one of the last captain-generals of the Brazil's colonial Maranhão which he served in 1802.

Under the law of John VI of Portugal on 26 October 1823, he was the 2nd and last count of Porto Santo which he never inherited.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hogg 1973, p. 380.
  2. ^ a b Hansard 1816, pp. 200–201.

References[edit]

  • Hansard, T.C (1 February to 6 March 1816), The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time …, 32, T.C. Hansard, pp. 200201  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  • Hogg, Peter C. (1973), The African Slave Trade and Its Suppression: A Classified and Annotated Bibliography of Books, Pamphlets and Periodical Articles, Cass Library of African Studies, 137, Routledge, p. 380, ISBN 9780714627755