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ALMEIDA, João de, 2nd Marquess of Alorna (1726-1802)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA Almeida
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: ALMEIDA, João de, 2nd Marquess of Alorna (1726-1802)
Date(s): [1777-1802]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Almeida | João de | 1726-1802 | 2nd Marquess of Alorna


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 7 Nov 1726; studied in Paris; named as Ambassador to the court of Louis XV, King of France, when implicated in the plot of 3 Sep 1758 to murder Joseph I, King of Portugal; imprisoned on the orders of Sebastião de Carvalho, Marquês de Pombal, in the Castle of Belém, and then the Fortress of Junqueira for eighteen years; released Mar 1777; subsequently declared innocent of attempted regicide, and rehabilitated; Commander of Moreira in the Order of Christ; Captain of Cavalry; Member of the Real Academia de História Portuguesa; died 9 Jun 1802.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript relating to Alorna's imprisonment in the Fortress of Junqueira, Portugal, 1758-1777, on charges of attempted regicide, entitled 'Relação do que contremo Forte da Junqueira, e do que nelle passaram os presos, sieita pelo Marquês da Alorna'. Subsequently published posthumously as Relação dos presos do forte da Junqueira by Almeida (published for José de Sousa Amado, Lisbon, 1857).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 volume.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services of King's College London.

Finding aids:

This collection level description available online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to King's College Library.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: British Library OPAC; Grande enciclopédia Portuguesa e Brasileira. Compiled by Robert Baxter.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2000.

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