Biography of Marqués de Abrantes (1784-1827)

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