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Pombal

noun
  1. Marquês de (mərkeʃ ˈdəː). title of Sebastiâo José de Carvalho e Mello. 1699–1782, Portuguese statesman, who dominated Portuguese government from 1750 to 1777 and instituted many administrative and economic reforms
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  • On the 9th, we came up with their rear-guard on a table land near Pombal.

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  • Slavery was abolished in Madeira in 1775, by order of Pombal.

  • It remained quite indifferent to the atrocities of which Pombal was guilty.

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  • Queen Maria's first act at her accession was to open Pombal's dungeons.

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  • On their way to the capital they saw the unburied coffin of Pombal.

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