Teófilo Braga

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Teófilo Braga
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Braga in 1915
President of Portugal
In office
29 May 1915 – 5 October 1915
Prime MinisterJosé de Castro
Preceded byManuel de Arriaga
Succeeded byBernardino Machado
President of the Provisional Government
In office
5 October 1910 – 4 September 1911
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Personal details
Born
Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga

(1843-02-24)24 February 1843
Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
Died28 January 1924(1924-01-28) (aged 80)
Lisbon, Portugal
Political partyPortuguese Republican
(until 1911)
Democratic
(from 1911)
Spouse(s)Maria do Carmo Xavier
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Coimbra
OccupationLecturer writer
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Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [tiˈɔfilu ˈbɾaɡɐ]; 24 February 1843 – 28 January 1924) was a Portuguese writer and politician and the leader of the Government of Portugal after the overthrow of King Manuel II. He was also the second elected president of the First Portuguese Republic.

Life[change | change source]

Teófilo Braga was born in the Azores, in São José, Ponta Delgada, his father was Joaquim Manuel Fernandes Braga and his mother was Maria José da Câmara e Albuquerque, from the island of Santa Maria. He got a bachelor's degree at the University of Coimbra in 1868 and studied modern literature at the University of Lisbon in 1872.