Portuguese noble, born in 1784 and died in 1827. He served in the Royal Guard and became close friend of the Prince Regent. Sent to France in 1807 to deal with Bonaparte in the interests of Portugal, he was retained as a hostage, and consistently rejected many proposals made Napoleon to attract you to their party. Returned to his country, he took very active part the year 1824 in political intrigues that resulted murder of the Marquis of Loulé, friend of Juan VI, and he was again banished. It was in Italy in 1826, when he believed called home by an amnesty of King don Pedro, but the Ministry were not allowed to disembark, which went to England, where he died shortly afterwards.