highly prominent figure in Azorean and Portuguese political life, Ernesto Hintze Ribeiro, was a dominant political the final phase of constitutional monarchy.

was a parliamentary distinct, Attorney General of the Crown, minister of public works , finance and foreign affairs. Three times, took over as Chairman of the Board (equivalent today to the place of prime minister).

The he should major reforms to the region of which highlights the island autonomies (1895) which framed the regime Azores constitutional autonomy.