At the helm of this change was Sebastiao Jose de Carvalho e Melo, the Marquis de Pombal
, Dora Jose I of Portugal's prime minister of affairs.
Jose had about the School of Commerce was such that many times he went to see the students take the exams with all his Court; for that purpose he built special seating for himself and members of his court; and when the King could not attend, his Minister, The Marquis of Pombal
, usually attended." Many graduates of the school made important contributions to the economic life and public service of Portugal, in the Board of Trade, Royal Treasury, and other private and public institutions, such as the Royal Hospital of All Saints and the Royal Silk Factory [ANTT; Board of Trade, book 111, folio 111V].
The Marques de Pombal
, a chic and comfortable hotel, was an ideal base from which to explore the city, being close to the centre and on a main Metro line.
I say this at the outset, obvious as it may be, because it seems to me we are dealing here very much with an event (the expulsion of the Jesuits from Portugal and its empire in 1759); with a very dominant--not to say domineering--personality (the Marquis of Pombal
, who in effect governed Portugal from 1750 to 1777); with ideas (especially in the case of the Iberian monarchies, a reinvigorated and systematic thinking about the role of the state in promoting economic development and in securing for itself a monopoly over coercion, budgets, administration and justice); and with international history (in that I will be focusing on a very remote periphery of the eighteenth-century world: the Amazon basin).
His rigorous redesign project of the former buildings, which includes maintaining some of the old facades, entrusts time to return and breathe life into a neighborhood that dates from the time of the Marques de Pombal
. In the Chiado, Siza, the great hero of Portuguese modernity, was humble enough to develop a schema that will slowly come not only to reflect but to form the history of the city to which it is integral.
He dedicated numerous verses to members of the new political generation and, like other poets of the period, drew satirical sketches of the former minister, the Marques de Pombal
. He eventually was made an officer in the royal administration.
O periodo em que o marques de Pombal
esteve a frente do governo corresponderia, assim, a uma conjuntura de inflexao no sentido da maior eficiencia do aparato do Estado responsavel pela fiscalidade.
Located on Rua Marques do Pombal
in Porto Alegre's Moinhos de Vento neighborhood, the house was declared a historic heritage site in 2002.
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