Tomás Xavier de Lima Teles da Silva, 1st Marquis of Ponte de Lima

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His Excellency
The Marquis of Ponte de Lima
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Secretary of the State of the
Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves
In office
1 April 1786 – 15 December 1788
Monarch Maria I of Portugal
Preceded by Martinho de Melo e Castro
Succeeded by Viscount of Balsemão
Secretary of Foreign Affairs and War of the
Kingdom of Portugal and the Algarves
In office
1 April 1786 – 15 December 1788
Monarch Maria I of Portugal
Preceded by Martinho de Melo e Castro
Succeeded by Viscount of Balsemão
Personal details
Born 12 October 1727
Died December 23, 1800(1800-12-23) (aged 101)
Spouse(s) Eugénia Maria Josefa of Braganza
Occupation Politician

Tomás Xavier de Lima Teles da Silva, 1st Marquis of Ponte de Lima, 13th Count of Vila Nova de Cerveira (12 October 1727 — 23 December 1800), was a Portuguese nobleman, statesman, and historian.

Career[edit]

Tomás Xavier de Lima Teles da Silva was a Fidalgo of the Royal Household of Maria I of Portugal and a knight of the Order of Christ.

He served as the head of the Portuguese government from 1786 to 1788.