In Brazilian lands. From trader to contractor, the Portuguese Jorge Pinto de Azevedo case's Alexandra Maria Pereira Universidade de São Paulo This paper intents to describe the Portuguese Jorge Pinto de Azevedo trajectory’s as a trader and as a contractor. It analyzes particularly the dynamic of inclusion of thy low nobility at the Portuguese Empire. In that way, his insertion at the mercantile circuit of Minas Gerais in the 18th century is empathized as well as his contributions in the universe of royal’s contracts. Thereby, the success reached for this man suggests some proficuous elements for a comparative study for the relationship established at the familiar, political and mercantile contexts in the Portuguese America’s axis as well as in the whole Portuguese Empire. Keywords: Mercantile activities; Trade; Royal’s Contracts; Business Networks.