Marquess of Pombal, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 30.687 W 000° 08.224
30U E 698655 N 5710588
Quick Description: Portugese statesman and ambassador, 1739-1744
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/29/2008 11:08:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM42TW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
Views: 18

Long Description:

Nos 23 and 24 Golden Square were occupied by the Portugese Legation between 1724 and 1747 [1]

During this time minister in London from 1739 to 1744 was the Marquess (or Marquis or Marquês - sources differ) of Pombal [1].

The Marquês of Pombal was a senior minister in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777, and considered to have been de facto head of state [2]. He was responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755, and other reforms [2,3]

There is a square, a monument and a metro station dedicated to the Marquês of Pombal in Lisbon [3].

The plaque reads:
These two houses were the Portuguese Embassy, 1724-1747. The Marquess of Pombal, Portuguese Statesman, Ambassador, 1739-1744, lived here.

Further information

  1. British History Online - Golden Square
  2. Wikipedia Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Marquis of Pombal
  3. - Marquês de Pombal Square

Blue Plaque managing agency: Greater London Council

Individual Recognized: Marquess of Pombal

Physical Address:
23 Golden Square
London, London London

Web Address: [Web Link]

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