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Luís Pinto de Sousa Coutinho

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D. Luís Pinto de Sousa Coutinho
1st Visconde de Balsemão
Luís Pinto de Sousa Coutinho - F. Bartolozzi engraving, c. 1797.jpg
Alias(es) Luiz Pinto de Balsamão; le Chevalier de Pinto
Born 6 November 1735(1735-11-06)
Leomil, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 14 April 1804 (68)
Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal
Affiliations Royal Society of London (F.R.S.)
Spouse(s) D. Catarina Micaela de Carvalho (de Sousa César e Lencastre), Viscondessa de Balsemão

Luís Pinto de Sousa Coutinho (November 6, 1735 - April 14, 1804), was a Portuguese nobleman, the 1st Visconde de Balsemão (from 1801), who served as a colonial administrator as Captain-General of Mato Grosso in Colonial Brazil (1769-1772) and a diplomat as Portugal's Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. James (i.e. Ambassador to Great Britain, 1774-1788) before ultimately becoming a Secretary of State, first of Foreign Affairs and War (1788-1801), and then Interior Affairs of the Kingdom (1801-1804).

Selected Bibliography

  • Memoria sobre a descripção physica e economica do logar da Marinha Grande. Nas Memórias Económicas, tomo V, pp. 257 a 277.
  • Egloga á morte de uma dama. Manuscrita.
  • Arte da guerra de Frederico II rei da Prussia, tradução em verso solto.

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Notes

  • William Robertson in his History of America (1859) credited the Visconde de Balsemão with a claim that "in the interior parts of Brazil he had been informed that some persons resembling the white people of Darien have been found; but that the breed did not continue, and their children became like other Americans."