- 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.Random Shots From a Rifleman
Slavery was abolished in Madeira in 1775, by order of Pombal.
It remained quite indifferent to the atrocities of which Pombal was guilty.
Queen Maria's first act at her accession was to open Pombal's dungeons.
On their way to the capital they saw the unburied coffin of Pombal.