República Portuguesa
  • S. H. Steinberg
  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT. Portugal has been an independent state since the 12th century; until 1910 it was a monarchy. The last King was Manuel II of the house of Braganza-Coburg, born 15 Nov. 1889, died 2 July 1932. On 5 Oct. 1910 the republic was proclaimed with Dr Teófilo Braga as the provisional president (5 Oct. 1910 to 24 Aug. 1911). Thereafter there were duly elected presidents, as follows:
  • Dr Manuel de Arriaga, 24 Aug. 1911–29 May 1915.

  • Dr Joaquim Teófilo Braga, 29 May 1915–5 Oct. 1915.

  • Dr Bernardino Luis Machado Guimaräes,5 Oct. 1915–11 Dec. 1917.

  • Dr Sidonio Bernardino Cardoso da Silva Pais, 11 Dec. 1917–14 Dec. 1918.

  • Adm. João de Canto e Castro Silva Antunes, 16 Dec. 1918–5 Oct. 1919.

  • Dr António José de Almeida, 5 Oct. 1919–5 Oct. 1923.

  • Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 5 Oct. 1923–11 Dec. 1925.

  • Dr Bernardino Luis Machado Guimaräes, 11 Dec. 1925–1 June 1926.

  • Provisional government, 1 June-29 Nov. 1926.

  • Marshal Antonio Oscar Fragoso Carmona, 29 Nov. 1926–18 April 1951.

  • Marshal Francisco Higino Craveiro Lopes, 22 July 1951–9 Aug. 1958.


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  • John Paxton

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