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Officer of the Order of Aviz, Grand Officer of the Order of Military Merit of Brazil, the Legion of Merit of the United States of America, Grand Cross and Grand Officer of the Order of Christ, Grand Officer of the Legion d\'honneur of France, Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry and the Medal of Aeronautical Merit of the Portuguese Air Force, Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
February 2, 2004, Lisbon, Portugal
Francisco da Costa Gomes, Antonio de Spinola, Marcelo Caetano, Samora Machel, Eduardo Mondlane
Portuguese Colonial War
Kaúlza de Oliveira de Arriaga, , , , (18 January 1915 – 2 February 2004) was a Portuguese General, writer, professor and politician. He was Secretary of State (junior minister) of the Air Force between 1953 and 1955 and commander of the Terrestrial Forces in Mozambique from 1969 until 1974 during the Mozambican War of Independence.
Kaúlza de Arriaga Wikipedia
He was a son of Manuel dos Santos Lima de Arriaga Nunes (Lisbon, Santa Isabel, 11 October 1885 - Vila Nova de Gaia, Arcozelo, 19 September 1940), a sculptor and son of a medical doctor from Pico Island, Azores, and his Portuguese Brazilian wife, Felicidade Eugénia Martins de Oliveira (Porto, Sé, 11 August 1895 - Lisbon, São Julião, 16 July 1987), daughter and granddaughter of goldsmiths. The couple married in Porto on 20 June 1914.
Arriaga completed a degree in mathematics and engineering at the University of Porto and then volunteered for the Portuguese Army on 1 November 1935. Taking a military and civil engineering course in the Military Academy which he graduated from in 1939, he was later assigned to the general staff of the Portuguese Institute of Military Studies. Here he petitioned for reforms to the conscription system, as well as training and the integration of paratroopers into the Portuguese Air Force.
Arriaga commanded, as the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, the Portuguese forces in Mozambique from 1969 until 1974, taking over from General António Augusto dos Santos and organizing the Operation Nó Górdio ("Gordian Knot Operation") in 1970. This operation was the largest and most expensive military operation performed by the Portuguese Armed Forces during the entire Portuguese Colonial War (1961-1974).
Arriaga was a major political figure in the régime before the Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974 in Lisbon, holding a number of public positions such as Head of the Ministry of Defense Cabinet, Secretary of State for Aeronautics, Professor of the Institute of High Military Studies, President of the Nuclear Energy Joint Commission and Executive President of the oil company Angol SA. After the revolution he was imprisoned from September 1974 to January 1976. In 1977 he created MIRN, a far-right political party, and was its chairman until its extinction after the parliamentary elections of 1980.
He died from Alzheimer's disease in 2004, in Lisbon.
Arriaga received a number of awards and citations during his career, including: Officer of the Order of Aviz
Grand Officer of the Order of Military Merit of Brazil
Commander of the Legion of Merit of the United States of America
Grand Cross of the Order of Christ
Grand Officer of the Order of Christ
Grand Officer of the Légion d'honneur of France
Grand Officer of the Order of Prince Henry (Ordem do Infante Dom Henrique)
Medal of Aeronautical Merit of the Portuguese Air Force
Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre
He married in Reguengos de Monsaraz, at the Chapel of o Monte de São Mamede, on 19 May 1955 Maria do Carmo Fernandes Formigal (b. Lisbon, Lapa, 27 August 1932), Dame Commander of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, daughter of Mário Formigal (Lisbon, Lapa, 15 December 1899 - Lisbon, Santa Isabel, 11 January 1954), a Landowner and son of another, and wife (m. Lisbon, August 1922) Maria Adelaide Rosado Fernandes (Cascais, 13 September 1903 - Lisbon, 30 September 1981), of a family of farmers and Landowners in Évora, Alto Alentejo, by whom he had five children, including the second wife of Pedro Santana Lopes.Atomic Energy - 1949
the Portuguese National Defense in Last the 40 years and the Future - 1966
Some Nuclear Questions in Portugal - 1969
Lições de estratégia de curso de altos comandos—1966/67 (Lessons Of Strategy in the Course of High Command, 1966/67), Vol. 12 (1971)
The Portuguese Answer - 1973
Courage, Tenacity and Faith - 1973
the National Conjuncture and My Position before the Moment Portuguese Politician - 1976
In the way of the Solutions of the Future - 1977
Africa - the Betrayed Victory (co-author) - 1977
War and Politics - On behalf of the Decisive Truth, Years (two editions) - 1987
Global Strategy - 1988
Syntheses (two editions) - 1992
Maastricht - 1992