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His Lordship

The Viscount of Almeida Garrett

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A lithograph of Garrett, by Pedro Augusto Guglielmi
A lithograph of Garrett, by Pedro Augusto Guglielmi
Born João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett
(1799-02-04)4 February 1799
Porto, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 9 December 1854(1854-12-09) (aged 55)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Occupation Poet, playwright, novelist, politician, journalist
Nationality Portuguese
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works Viagens na Minha Terra, Camões, Frei Luís de Sousa

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Minister and Secretary of State
of Foreign Affairs
In office
4 March 1852 – 17 August 1852
Prime Minister The Duke of Saldanha
Preceded by António Jervis de Atouguia
Succeeded by António Jervis de Atouguia
Chief Chronicler of the Kingdom of Portugal
In office
20 December 1838 – 16 July 1841
Prime Minister The Viscount of Sá da Bandeira
Preceded by João Bernardo da Rocha Loureiro
Succeeded by The Viscount of Santarém
(as Guardian of the Royal Archives)
Inspector-General of the National Theatres and Shows
In office
22 November 1836 – 16 July 1841
Prime Minister The Viscount of Sá da Bandeira
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by Joaquim Larcher

João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, 1st Viscount of Almeida Garrett ( 4 February 1799 – 9 December 1854) was a Portuguese poet, orator, playwright, novelist, journalist, politician, and a peer of the realm. A major promoter of theater in Portugal he is considered the greatest figure of Portuguese Romanticism and a true revolutionary and humanist. He proposed the construction of the D. Maria II National Theatre and the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art.

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