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Manuel Pereira da Silva
Military and teacher

Portrait by João António Correia
Retrato de Manuel Joaquim Pereira da Silva / Portrait of Manuel Joaquim Pereira da Silva

Biography of Manuel Pereira da Silva (1801-1863)

Manuel Joaquim Pereira da Silva was born in 1801.
He may have been a second-lieutenant in the Artillery Regiment of Faro in 1833, during the liberal wars.

In 1836, he was appointed teacher of the 11th chair – Commerce, at the Royal Academy of Maritime and Trade Affairs of the City of Porto, by decree of 19 October and royal writ of 30 November. He was re-appointed at the Polytechnic Academy of Porto by decree of 18 June and royal writ of 28 July 1838 and taught this Subject until 1863.

Among other works, he published a new edition of "Dicionário d'algibeira, philosophico, político, etc.", (which he published in Brazil in 1832 where he emigrated) and "Apontamentos para a biografia do cidadão José da Silva Passos.", (Porto, 1848).

He was a Knight of the Order of Nossa Senhora da Conceição.

He died in Porto on 8 Janeiro 1863.

Universidade Digital / Gestão de Informação, 2012. Scientific Review by Jorge Fernandes Alves (FLUP)

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