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The Portuguese Embassy

 
 
The Portuguese Embassy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. The Portuguese Embassy Marker
Inscription.
These
two houses
were the
Portuguese Embassy
1724 - 1747

The
Marquess of Pombal
Portuguese Statesman
Ambassador
1739-1744
lived here

 
Erected 1980 by Greater London Council.
 
Location. 51° 30.682′ N, 0° 8.255′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Golden Square and Lower John Street, on the left when traveling north on Golden Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23-24 Golden Square, City of Westminster, England W1F 9JP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lord Stanley of Preston (within shouting distance of this marker); Canaletto (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); John William Polidori (about 120 meters away); Ziggy Stardust (about 150 meters away); Charles Bridgeman (about 240 meters away); Globe Theatre (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Keith Moon (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The 2i's Coffee Bar (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .  Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal (Wikipedia)
The Portuguese Embassy Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. The Portuguese Embassy Marker - Wide View
. "Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, 1st Count of Oeiras (13 May 1699 – 8 May 1782), popularly known as Marquis of Pombal, was an 18th-century Portuguese statesman. He was Secretary of the State of Internal Affairs of the Kingdom (the equivalent of a Prime Minister today) in the government of Joseph I of Portugal from 1750 to 1777. Undoubtedly the most prominent minister in the government, he is considered to have been its de facto head. Pombal is notable for his swift and competent leadership in the aftermath of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. He implemented sweeping economic policies in Portugal to regulate commercial activity and standardise quality throughout the country, and was instrumental in weakening the grip of the Inquisition. The term Pombaline is used to describe not only his tenure, but also the architectural style adopted in Lisbon after the great earthquake." (Submitted on December 6, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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