José Augusto Alves Roçadas

José Augusto Alves Roçadas
Governor of Macau
In office
Monarch Manuel II of Portugal
Preceded by Pedro de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded by Eduardo Augusto Marques
Governor of Angola
In office
Monarch Manuel II of Portugal
Preceded by Pedro de Azevedo Coutinho
Succeeded by Caetano Francisco Cláudio Eugénio Gonçalves
Personal details
Born 6 April 1865
Vila Real, Kingdom of Portugal
Died 28 June 1926
Lisbon, Portuguese Republic
Nationality Portuguese
Awards Officer of the Order of the Tower and Sword
Distinguished Service Medal
Military Merit Medal
Military service
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1882-1926
Rank General

Battle of Mufilo
World War I

José Augusto Alves Roçadas (6 April 1865 in Vila Real, Portugal - 28 June 1926) was an officer of the Portuguese Army and a colonial administrator.

As a colonial administrator, Alves Roçadas served as Governor of the District of Huíla in Portuguese Angola (1905 - 1908), Governor of Macau (1908-1909) and Governor-General of Angola (1909-1910).

During World War I, Alves Roçadas served as the commanding officer of Portuguese forces in southern Angola, leading them in combat in the German invasion of Portuguese Africa against the invading German forces.[1]

After the war, he participated in the 28 May 1926 coup d'état, together with Generals Manuel Gomes da Costa, Sinel de Cordes and Óscar Carmona, thus creating the Ditadura Nacional.

First destined to take up a post in the new government, he fell ill and died a month after the coup.


  1. Strachan, p.80


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