Famous Portuguese Secretary from the Condition known for his effective leadership in the wake from the Lisbon earthquake of 1755. He was in charge of the Pombaline Reforms that targeted to create Portugal more financially self-sufficient. He analyzed at the University or college of Coimbra before getting his first general public visit as the Portuguese ambassador to THE UK in 1738. He helped weaken the far-reaching understand from the Inquisition. He wedded double: to Teresa Luísa de Mendonça e Almada and Maria Leonor Ernestina Daun. He was created in the same nation as soccer celebrity Rui Costa.