Teresa Patrício de Gouveia

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Teresa Patrício de Gouveia
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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Portuguese Communities
In office
9 October 2003 – 17 July 2004
President Jorge Sampaio
Prime Minister Durão Barroso
Preceded by António Martins da Cruz
Succeeded by António Monteiro
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
In office
11 June 1993 – 28 October 1995
President Mário Soares
Prime Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva
Preceded by Carlos Borrego
Succeeded by Elisa Ferreira
Personal details
Born Maria Teresa Pinto Basto Patrício de Gouveia
(1946-07-18) 18 July 1946 (age 70)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political party Social Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Alexandre O'Neill (1971-1981)
Children One son
Alma mater University of Lisbon
Occupation Politician
Profession Public servant

Maria Teresa Pinto Basto Patrício de Gouveia, GOIH GCIH GCC GCOH KMM (born on 18 July 1946), commonly known as Teresa Patrício de Gouveia, is a Portuguese cultural manager, public servant and retired politician.


She is a daughter of Afonso Patrício de Gouveia (Guarda, Sé, 18 July 1915 -) and wife Maria Madalena d'Orey Ferreira Pinto Basto (Lisbon, 19 August 1925 -), from a Family of the high Bourgeoisie and some Nobility and of more or less distant English, German, French and Italian descent. One of her brothers, António, died in Camarate air crash along with the then Prime Minister, Francisco Sá Carneiro, and the Minister of Defense, Adelino Amaro da Costa.


She is a licentiate in history from the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon.

She became a member of the European Council, Secretary of State for Culture and Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources in the XIth Constitutional Government, Deputy to the Assembly of the Republic, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2003–2004) and President of the Serralves Foundation.


She was decorated with the Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Henry.

Marriage and child[edit]

She married in Lisbon on 4 August 1971 and divorced on 20 February 1981 Writer and Poet Alexandre O'Neill. The couple had a son:[1][2]

  • Afonso de Gouveia O'Neill (28 May 1976 –)


  1. ^ Raízes e Memórias, Associação Portuguesa de Genealogia, Lisboa
  2. ^ História da Família Ferreira Pinto Basto, Carlos Lourenço do Carmo da Camara Bobone, Livraria Bizantina, 1.ª Edição, Lisboa, 1997, pg. 403

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