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bmachadoBernardino Luís Machado Guimarães, GCTE • BTO • GCL (Rio de Janeiro, 28 March 1851 – Famalicão, April 29 1944) was the third and the eighth President of the Portuguese Republic.

He studied philosophy and mathematics, respectively at the Faculty of letters and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Coimbra, where he was also Professor. Had an important career as leader of the Freemasonry (in store perseverance of Grande Oriente Lusitano). From 1892 to 1895 was the 7th President of the Council of the order of the Grande Oriente Lusitano, from 1895 to 1899 was the 18 sovereign Grand Commander doSupremo Board the Grand Orient Lusitano and seventh Grand Master of the Grande Oriente Lusitano and from 1929 until his death in 1944 was the 23 sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council the Grande Oriente Lusitano.

He was President of the Portuguese Republic twice. First, August 6 1915 until 5 December 1917, when Sidónio Pais, at the head of a military junta, dissolved the Congress and have removed him, forcing him to leave the country.
Later, in 1925, back to the Presidency of the Republic for a year later, go back to being deposed by the military revolution of May 28 1926, which shall establish the military dictatorship and will pave the way to the establishment of the new State.

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