Manuel Quintas de Almeida

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President of São Tomé and Príncipe
In office
15 August 1995 – 21 August 1995
Preceded by Miguel Trovoada
Succeeded by Miguel Trovoada
Personal details
Born 1957
Portuguese São Tomé and Príncipe
Died 26 December 2006 (aged 52)
São Tomé and Príncipe
Nationality Santomean
Political party MLSTP/Military Junta
Religion Roman Catholic

Manuel Quintas de Almeida (1957 – 26 December 2006) was a lieutenant in the military of São Tomé and Príncipe.

15 August 1995[edit]

He led a coup against the democratically elected government of President Miguel Trovoada on 15 August 1995.

However, he relinquished power on 21 August as part of an agreement.


In the 1970s, Almeida was a member of the MLSTP party youth. He was trained in surface artillery at the Escola Comandante Benedito in Luanda, Angola (1978) and later became a member of ex-Head of State Manuel Pinto da Costa's presidential guard.


He died on 26 December 2006 during a stay in Portugal for unspecified health reasons.[1]


  1. ^ "Morreu Manuel Quintas de Almeida", Jornal de São Tomé e Príncipe, 28 December 2006.