Count of Oeiras (in Portuguese Conde de Oeiras) was a Portuguese title of nobility created by a royal decree, dated from July 15, 1759, by King Joseph I of Portugal, and granted to Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Head of the Portuguese Government.

Later, through another royal decree dated from September 16, 1769, the same king upgraded the title to Marquess of Pombal.

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The cultivation of literary pursuits forms the basis of all sciences, and in their perfection consist the reputation and prosperity of kingdoms.
Marquês De Pombal (1699-1782), Portuguese statesman. Quoted in Conde da Carnota, The Marquis of Pombal, ch. 11 (1843).

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