|Colonial governor of Cape Verde|
|Preceded by||Abel Fontoura da Costa|
|Succeeded by||Manuel Firmino de Almeida da Maia Magalhães|
|Colonial governor of Portuguese Timor|
|Preceded by||Raimundo Enes Meira|
|Succeeded by||Cesário Augusto de Almeida Viana|
6 October 1898|
16 May 1958|
Teófilo Duarte (6 October 1898 – 16 May 1958) was a Portuguese colonial administrator, a military personnel and a politician. He was leader of the Portuguese Legion, the Minister of Colony and took part in administrative roles in different companies in the Portuguese overseas colonies.
He was born in Idanha-a-Nova in Oledo.
He studied at São Fiel College, a Jesuit college in Covilhã and later made preparations for admission to the Military School at the University of Coimbra, as a cavalier. In 1914, he was promoted an officer, he was arrested in 1916 for collaborating with a communal revolt led by Machado Santos on December 13. In the followng year, he took part in a revolt led by Sidónio Pais, having commanded the 7th Cavalry Regiment. He was later posted as captain.
After the death of Sidónio Pais, he was high commissioner of the Castelo Branco district, he had took part in a revolt against the government of José Relvas, later he went to prison for six months. In 1920, he was fired from the Portuguese Army.
Between 1936 and 1937, he was member of the Central Board of the Portuguese Legion which was run by rJoão Pinto da Costa Leite (Lumbrales) presiding João Nepomuceno Namorado de Aguiar as commander-general, Armando Álvaro Gil Fortée Rebelo and Artur Águedo de Oliveira. He was removed from the post in 1937 and resulted in a great internal crisis that occurred in June.
He was Minister of Colonies from 2 February 1947 to 2 August 1950, director of the Mozambique Company and Benguela Railway Company.
On 1 September 1950, he was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Military Order of Christ.
- Grand Cross of the Order of Christ of Portugal (1 September 1950)
He wrote several journals including:
- Colónia portuguesa de Timor [Portuguese Colony of Timor], Díli, s.n., 1928.
- Timor, Famalicão, Tipografia Minerva, 1930.
- Timor: ante-câmara do inferno [Timor, Antichamber of Fire], Famalicão, Tipografia Minerva de Gaspar Pinto de Sousa e Irmãos, 1930.
- Timor: aspectos de administração colonial [Timor, Aspecs of Colonial Rule], Lisbon, Tipografia Carmona, 1930.
- O Rei de Timor [The King of Timor], Lisbon, Parceria António Maria Pereira, 1931.
- Sidónio Pais e o seu consulado [Sidónio Pais and His Consulate], Lisbon, Portugália, 1941.
- Estudos coloniais [Colonial Studies], Lisbon, Colonial General Agency, 1942.
- Timor, Lisboa, Colonial General Agency, 1943.
- Ocupação e colonização branca de Timor [White Occupation and Colonization of Timor], Porto, Educação Nacional (National Education), 1944.
- List of colonial governors of Cape Verde
- Colonial governors of Portuguese Timor
- Barreto, Madalena. Teófilo Duarte (PDF). History and Anthropology of "Portuguese Timor", 1850-1975. An Online Dictionary of Biographies. Retrieved 27 February 2015.
- "Cape Verde". rulers.org.
- "Cape Verde". worldstatesmen.org.
- "History of East Timor" (PDF). Technical University of Lisbon. (pdf)
- "Portuguese Timor". rulers.org.
- "Portuguese Timor". worldstatesmen.org.
- "Cidadãos Nacionais Agraciados com Ordens Portuguesas" (in Portuguese). Presidency of the Portuguese Republic. Retrieved 1 August 2013.
- Rita Correia (11 June 2014). "Ficha histórica:Portugal colonial : revista de propaganda e expansão colonial (1931-1937)" (PDF). Hemeroteca Municipal de Lisboa. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
Abel Fontoura da Costa
|Colonial governor of Cape Verde
| Succeeded by|
Manuel Firmino de Almeida da Maia Magalhães
Raimundo Enes Meira
|Governor of Portuguese Timor
| Succeeded by|
Cesário Augusto de Almeida Viana