On this day October 4, 1910

After the Declaration of the Portuguese Republic. King Manuel II flees to the United Kingdom.

Manuel II of Portugal

Manuel II of Portugal

The murder of a prominent republican precipitated the revolution that had been so long in preparation.  Revolution erupted on October 4, 1910.

A military coup was commenced by soldiers who were joined by some civilians and municipal guards attacking loyal garrisons and the royal palace, while the guns of a warship added to the revolutionary colonnade.

Three days of almost constant street fighting were enough to drive out the young King. Manuel fled on the royal yacht to British ruled Gibraltar.

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