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Ambassador João Pequito

Ambassador João Pequito

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Chronicle of the life and work of Ambassador João Pequito, benefactor of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. In a story told in three stages: family memories, a biography and the legacy, this book follows in the footsteps of João Eduardo Nunes de Oliveira Pequito, son of wealthy Alentejo owners who made the world his home, irreverent and uncommitted bon vivant, traveler by profession and choice. “A career diplomat, he preferred directness to mere courtesy. Single by vocation, he assiduously nurtured a web of solid friendships that he valued as a family. Despite valuing savings on a day-to-day basis, he did not deprive himself of the details that gave him the greatest satisfaction: the sensory pleasures of everyday life, travel around the world and festive socializing with friends, wrapped up in tastes and lively conversations. Exuberant in his insatiable consumption of life, he kept discreet some gestures of solidarity that would earn him the praise of others. But it wasn't public recognition that moved him. It was the joy of living each day, always true to himself”. This book is the fifth volume of the Colecção Meméritos SCML, an editorial series that makes known the benefactors of the secular institution, men and women who, over more than 500 years, have contributed to the Santa Casa's mission of good causes through the their legacies, inheritances and donations.

Author: Ana Gomes
Collection: Meritorious - Volume 5

Year of publication: 2011
Editor: Centro Editorial | SCML Culture Directorate
ISBN: 9789728761905

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