Authorised form of namePortugal; Bento de Moura (1702 - 1776)
Other forms of nameBenito de Moura
Bento de
Other forms of surnamePortuga
Moura Portugal
Dates1702 - 1776
Place of birthMoimenta da Serra, Guarda, Portugal, Europe
Date of birth21 March 1702
Date of death27 January 1766
Research fieldEngineering
Natural philosophy
Advocate of Newtonian principals; demonstrated his steam engine, based on that of Thomas Savery, to the Portuguese court in Lisbon (1742); tried and found guilty by the Inquisition based on his invention; imprisoned in Junqueira Prison, Lisbon
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election05/02/1741
Age at election38
Published works
Bulloch's Roll; Wikipedia; Diccionario Aristocratico, Vol.1, A–E, Lisbon, 1840, p.320
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA1019
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1740/23Portugal, Bento de Moura: certificate of election to the Royal Society5 February 1741
MC/8/224Letter from H Stanley, 40 Dover Street, to the Secretary of the Royal Society22 June 1868
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
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