Tomás Ribeiro

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Tomás Ribeiro
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Born1 July 1831
Died6 February 1901 (1901-02-07) (aged 69)
Nationality Portuguese
OccupationPolitician, 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. [1]


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 [2] and Civil Governor of the districts of Braga and Porto.[ 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 ]

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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