1740 – Almeida was born in Lisbon on September 10, 1740.
1760 – Studied law at the University of Coimbra for three years and diverted his time in teaching rhetoric.
1776 – Almeida was sent to Lisbon to fill a certain post.
1777 – Almeida was named professor of rhetoric and his interest shifted from teaching to public office.
1790 – Almeida was honored with the title of knight of the royal family.