SANTA INÊS, D. Frei Manuel de (?-1760)
Archbishop of Bahia, provisional governor.
The Count of Lavradio, Dom António de Almeida Sousa Portugal, took office as governor of Brazil on 9 January, 1760. Six months later, on 4 July, he died. He was replaced by the Chancellor Tomás Rubi dos Santos Barreto until 1761, when a provisional government made up of the new Chancellor, José Gonçalo de Andrade, and Colonel Gonçalo Xavier de Barros e Alvim, was formed. Some time later, the recently appointed Archbishop Dom Friar Manuel de Santa Inês joined this provisional government.
Bibliography: CAMPO BELO, Conde de, Governadores Gerais e Vice-Reis do Brasil, Lisboa, Agência Geral das Colónias, 1935. VARNHAGEN, Francisco Adolfo de, História Geral do Brasil: antes da sua separação e independência de Portugal, São Paulo, Ed. Melhoramentos, 4ªed., 1948.
Author: Rita Domingues
Translated by: Leonor Sampaio da Silva