Praça Marquês de Pombal Lissabon
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Stone of History

Praça Marquês de Pombal in Lisbon: In the middle of the square is a statue of the first Marquis of Pombal, inaugurated in 1934, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, after which the square itself is named. The column is 36 meters high, the statue on top of it is nine meters high. | Portugal

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  1. After the great earthquake of 1755, which destroyed much of Lisbon, he was responsible for the recovery of the city. However, he also made many bad decisions … in which people agreed with him or were killed. He is a historical personality of extremes.