|Born||1 July 1831|
|Died||6 February 1901 69) (aged|
|Occupation||Politician, journalist, poet and writer|
Tomás António Ribeiro Ferreira (1 July 1831 – 6 February 1901), better known as Tomás Ribeiro or Thomaz Ribeiro, was a Portuguese politician, journalist, poet and Ultra-Romantic writer.
He was born in Parada de Gonta, Viseu. After graduating in law at the University of Coimbra, he practised law briefly before turning to a political career. A prominent member of the Partido Regenerador , he was at various times Mayor of Viseu, Deputy, Peer of the Realm, Minister of Maritime Affairs, Minister of Public Works [ citation needed ] He was also secretary general of the government of Portuguese India and ambassador of Portugal in Brazil. Elected a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, he was president of the Department of Letters. He died in Lisbon and was buried in the Cemitério dos Prazeres.[ citation needed ]and Civil Governor of the districts of Braga and Porto.
A versatile writer and journalist, Tomás Ribeiro left a vast body of work. He was the father of the poet Branca de Gonta Colaço and grandfather of the writer Tomás Ribeiro Colaço.[ citation needed ]
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