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Costa Cabral, António Bernardo da
Marquis ofTomar (from 1878). Born May 9, 1803, in Fornos de Algodres;died Sept. 1, 1889, in Sao Joao da Foz do Douro. Portuguesestatesman, leader of the Chartists, who supported a limited con-stitutional monarchy based on the Charter of 1826. From 1842to 1846 he was the head of the government and the de factodictator of Portugal. He was forced into retirement by growingpopular discontent, but from 1848 to 1851 he again headed thegovernment.