José Vicente de Freitas


José Vicente de Freitas

José Vicente de Freitas GCTE, pron. IPA2|ʒu'zɛ vi'sẽt(ɨ) dɨ 'fɾɐitɐʃ, (Calheta, Madeira, 22 January 1869–Lisbon, 6 September 1952) was a Portuguese military officer and politician. He fought in Flanders during Portuguese participation in World War I, and was awarded the Grand-Cross of the Order of the Tower and Sword, the highest Portuguese decoration.

He was a colonel when the 28 May 1926 movement took place. He supported the "Ditadura Nacional" and was Instruction Minister from 1927 to 1929. He served as Prime Minister (President of the Council of Ministers), from 18 April 1928 until 8 July 1929, shortly after being promoted to general.


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