Tomás António Garcia Rosado

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General Tomás António Garcia Rosado

Tomás António Garcia Rosado, KCMG (4 March 1854 in Beja, Portugal – 30 August 1937 in Sintra, Portugal) was an infantry officer and general of the Portuguese Army.

Beja, Portugal Municipality in Alentejo, Portugal

Beja is a city and a municipality in the Alentejo region, Portugal. The population in 2011 was 35,854, in an area of 1,146.44 km2 (442.64 sq mi). The city proper had a population of 21,658 in 2001.

Sintra Municipality in Lisbon, Portugal

Sintra is a city and municipality in the Greater Lisbon region of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. The population of the municipality in 2011 was 377,835, in an area of 319.23 square kilometres (123.26 sq mi). Sintra is a major tourist destination in Portugal, famed for its picturesqueness and for its numerous historic palaces and castles. Sintra is also a major luxury dining and tourism destination within the Portuguese Riviera, as well as one of the wealthiest municipalities in the country, and hosts numerous prominent events like Bilderberg Meetings.

Portuguese Army land forces of the Armed Forces of Portugal

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Life

In 1895, after accompanying Afonso, Duke of Porto to Portuguese India, he received the 344th Grand Cross in the Order of the Tower and Sword.

Afonso, Duke of Porto Prince of Portugal, Duke of Oporto

Infante D. Afonso of Braganza, Duke of Porto was a Portuguese Infante of the House of Braganza, the son of King Dom Luis I of Portugal and his wife, Dona Maria Pia of Savoy. From 1908 to the abolition of the Portuguese Monarchy in 1910 we was the Prince Royal of Portugal as heir presumptive to his nephew, King Dom Manuel II.

Portuguese India former colony of Portugal

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Order of the Tower and Sword

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He stayed in Mozambique in 1897-1898, and returned there to be Governor between 1902 and 1905.

As a general, he replaced on 25 August 1918 Fernando Tamagnini de Abreu e Silva as commander of the Portuguese Expeditionary Corps (CEP), a 55,000 men army corps that fought with the Allies in the Western Front, during World War I.

Fernando Tamagnini de Abreu e Silva Portuguese Army general

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Portuguese Expeditionary Corps

The Portuguese Expeditionary Corps was the main military force from Portugal that fought in the Western Front, during World War I. Portuguese neutrality ended in 1916 after the seizure of German merchant ships resulted in Germany declaring war. The expeditionary force was raised soon after and included around 55,000 soldiers.

Allies of World War I group of countries that fought against the Central Powers in World War I

The Allies of World War I or Entente Powers is the term commonly used for the coalition that opposed the Central Powers of Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria during the First World War (1914–1918).

After his return, he became chief of the General Staff of the Portuguese Army between 1919 and 1924.

Between 1926 and 1934, he was Portuguese Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

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