Fortunato José Barreiros

Fortunato José Barreiros
Colonial governor of Cape Verde
In office
9 May 1822  mid to late 1826
Preceded by João de Fontes Pereira de Melo
Succeeded by António Maria Barreiros Arrobas
Personal details
Born 26 March 1797
Died 16 August 1885
Nationality Portuguese

Fortunato José Barreiros (26 March 1797 – 16 August 1885) was a Portuguese colonial administrator and a military architect.


Barreiros was born in Elvas in southern Portugal.

Military career

Fortunato Barreiros started his career at age 9 on 25 April 1805 at the 3rd Artillery Regiment. On 23 January 1821, he was promoted captan of the General Staff of the Army. In 1824, he took part in the April Revolt, he had been arrested at Castelo de S. Jorge. In 1876, he took over as commander of the Military School and in the following year, he became President of the Commission on reform of the same school.[1]

He finished his career on his post as General of the Division in 1870.

Throughout his life as a soldier, Fortunato Barreiros received different titles and medals including Knight of the Tower and Sword (1833), Knight of Aviz (1834), Commander of Aviz (1847), Commander of Leopold I of Belgium (1956), a medal of D. Pedro and D. Maria number 5 and the Grand Cross of the Military Order of S. Bento de Aviz in 1869.[1]

Civil and political career

Later onm, he held other positions including the 79th governor general of the Province of Cape Verde between June 25, 1851 and 1854. He succeeded João de Fontes Pereira de Melo and was succeeded by António Maria Barreiros Arrobas. He was taught at the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Fortification, Artillery and Designing Academy, he was member of the commission of revisions at the Escola Politécnica (Polytechnic School). In 1838, he effectively elected to the class of Exact Sciences at the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1849 and 1851, he was later elected President of the General Assembly.

In 1868, he was nominated by the consultive commission of the Minister of War.


See also


Preceded by
João de Fontes Pereira de Melo
Colonial governor of Cape Verde
Succeeded by
António Maria Barreiros Arrobas
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