Modern statue of Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo (1699-1782), 1st Marquis of Pombal and 1st Count of Oeiras. He was King José I's PM and also the man responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon after the 1755 earthquake. In recognition of his work, the king gave him a lot of land and a complex of new buildings including a palace, west of the city. This is how Oeiras was born 250 years ago.
You can see his other statue in Lisbon on this post.
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