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COSENTINO, Francisco Carlos. Career and social trajectory in the monarchy and the Portuguese overseas empire, governors general of the State of Brazil (1640-1702). Rev. Bras. Hist. [online]. 2013, vol.33, n.66, pp.183-207. ISSN 1806-9347.

This paper examines the careers of Portuguese noblemen sent to the State of Brazil between 1640 and 1702 as governors general and characterizes their social skills and social and political power additions reached by them due to the services performed and the positions held in the kingdom and overseas, noting its highly qualified social and political influence in the Portuguese monarchy.

Keywords : governor general; social trajectory; political influence.

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