1775 – He was born on the 28th of December in Lisbon. He is the son of an Italian musician of the Portuguese court orchestra.
– He studied at the Music Seminary of the Patriarchal See in Lisbon.
1789 – He was accepted as a member of the Brotherhood of Santa Cecilia.
1801 – He traveled to Paris, starting a virtuoso pianist career.
1810 – He moved to London and got acquainted with the liberal circles.
1822 – He founded the ‘Sociedade Filarmonica’ in Lisbon, first concert society established in Portugal.
– He became a music teacher of Queen Maria II of Portugal.
1835 – He served as first Director of the National Conservatory.
1842 – He died on the 18th of August in Lisbon.