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PEREIRA, Francisco de Lemos de Faria, Brazilian scientist, born on the Marapicu plantation, 5 April, 1735; died in Lisbon, 16 April, 1822. He completed his studies in the University of Coimbra, where in 1754 he was graduated as doctor of divinity, and later he was appointed professor and rector of the college of the military corporations. On his return he solicited the place of dean of Rio Janeiro, but failed, and was appointed by the Marquis of Pombal judge of the military corporations in 1761, and associate judge of the court of appeals in 1762. He became afterward judge in the tribunal of the Inquisition at Lisbon, vicar of Coimbra, and coadjutor of the bishop. On 14 May, 1770, he was appointed rector of the university there, and member of the board that was charged with reorganizing it. During his administration fine buildings were erected, including a museum of natural history, laboratories of experimental physics and anatomy, a dispensary, a printing-office, and an astronomical observatory. He also began a botanical garden, and was appointed privy councillor of the king, rector of the reorganized university, and bishop of Zenopolis. Shortly afterward he was made bishop of Coimbra, and received the title of Count of Arganil. When the country was invaded by the French, Marshal Tunot sent a deputation of Portuguese scientific men to the emperor, of which Peteira was obliged to form a part, and he was flatteringly received by Napoleon in Bayonne.
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