João da Mata Chapuzet
|João da Mata Chapuzet|
|Colonial governor of Cape Verde|
9 May 1822 – mid to late 1826
|Preceded by||António Pusich|
|Succeeded by||Caetano Procópio Godinho de Vasconcelos|
8 August 1842 (age 65)|
He was born in the parish (now neighbourhood) of Lapa in Lisbon, he was posted as second lieutennant of engineers and brought troops that moved the Portuguese court to Brazil in 1807, he headed to Rio de Janeiro in 1808. He returned to Europe to fight in the Peninsular War against the Napoleonic occupation of the country and was later knighted.
In 1816, he was promoted to major post as colonel tennant, served under the General Magister Barracks - head of the Great State of the Portuguese Army.
In 1821, he commanded Forte de São Julião da Barra, the largest Portuguese sea fortification.
He was nominated the 67th colonial governor of Cape Verde by John VI of Portugal, he succeeded António Pusich on May 8, 1822, months after a riot led by Manuel António Martins. He was an engineer and military architect and he was the person who underwent large modernization of the city of Praia, capital of the archipelago. Also in the same time, his son-in-law, lieutennant Ludgero José Villet as his aide-de-camp. He was succeeded by Caetano Procópio Godinho de Vasconcelos in around September 1826.
He was author of several upgrades in some forts including Forte de São Bruno de Caxias and Forte do Guincho.
- Diário do governo, Edições 1-153 [Governor's Diary - 1-153rd Editions] (in Portuguese). 1821. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
- Diccionário bibliográphico portuguez: estudos. Imprensa Nacional. 7 February 2012.
- "Como estragar uma bela Praça". A Semana (in Portuguese). 30 April 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2012.
|Colonial governor of Cape Verde
| Succeeded by|
Caetano Procópio Godinho de Vasconcelos