Marquês de Pombal Biography

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.