Brazilian History

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 239

  • 1500-01-26 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil

BrazilPortuguese Discover Brazil

1500-04-22 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal
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Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time
Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time
  • 1501-07-15 Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrives back in Lisbon after successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India
  • 1549-02-10 Tomé de Sousa appointed governor general of Brazil
  • 1549-03-29 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded
  • 1554-01-25 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • 1565-03-01 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1567-06-20 Jews are expelled from Brazil by order of regent Don Henrique
  • 1573-11-22 The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded
  • 1599-12-25 The city of Natal, Brazil, is founded.
  • 1616-01-12 Brazilian city Belem (the entrance gate to the Amazon) founded by Captain Major Francisco Branco
  • 1624-05-10 Dutch admirals Jacob Willekens and Piet Heyn conquer Salvador da Bahia (Brazil)
  • 1627-03-03 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks and conquers 22 Portuguese ships in Bay of Salvador, Brazil
  • 1627-06-10 Dutch privateer Piet Heyn attacks Portuguese ships in the Bay of All Saints, Brazil
  • 1630-02-14 Dutch fleet of 69 ships reaches Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1636-08-04 Johan Mauritius appointed governor of Dutch Brazil

  • 1636-11-17 Henrique Dias, Brazilian general, wins a decisive battle against the Dutch in Brazil
  • 1637-01-23 Dutch governor Johan Mauritius lands in Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 1638-01-05 Petition in Recife Brazil leads to closing of their 2 synagogues
  • 1644-05-06 Johan Mauritius resigns as governor of Brazil
  • 1645-04-07 Michael Cardozo becomes 1st Jewish lawyer in Brazil
  • 1654-04-26 Jews are expelled from Brazil
  • 1661-08-06 The Treaty of The Hague is signed whereby the Dutch Republic sells New Holland (Brazil) for 63 tonnes of gold to Portugal
  • 1695-11-20 Zumbi last leaders of Quilombo dos Palmares in early Brazil and ex-slave, is executed
  • 1729-07-22 Diamonds found in Minas Geras, Brazil
  • 1792-04-21 Brazilian revolutionary Tiradentes, is hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1809-01-06 Napoleonic Wars: Invasion of Cayenne, by combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces, begins

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1812-12-29 The USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle
  • 1815-12-05 Foundation of Maceió in Brazil.
  • 1822-09-07 Pedro I, son of King Joao VI declares Brazil's independence from Portugal (National Day)
  • 1822-12-01 Dom Pedro crowned emperor of Brazil
  • 1823-07-02 Bahia Independence Day: the end of Portuguese rule in Brazil, with the final defeat of the Portuguese crown loyalists in the province of Bahia
  • 1824-05-26 Brazil is recognized by the US
  • 1825-08-25 Uruguay declares independence from Brazil (National Day)
  • 1825-08-29 Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil
  • 1828-08-27 Uruguay gains independence during Brazil-Argentina peace talks
  • 1831-04-07 Dom Pedro abdicates to son, Dom Pedro II crowned emperor of Brazil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1832-02-28 Charles Darwin, aboard HMS Beagle, arrives in the town of Salvador in the Brazilian state of Bahia

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1832-02-29 Charles Darwin walks through the tropical forests of Bahia in Brazil, describing the experience as being in "transports of pleasure"
  • 1835-09-20 Farroupilha's Revolution begins in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
  • 1836-08-01 As part of their homeward journey on the HMS Beagle, Charles Darwin returns to Bahia in Brazil

  • 1856-05-07 Argentina & Brazil sign a navigation pact
  • 1861-08-01 Brazil recognizes Confederacy
  • 1864-10-07 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
  • 1864-10-11 Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city
  • 1866-03-01 War of the Triple Alliance: Paraguayan canoes sink 2 Brazilian ironclads on the Rio Paraná

BattleBattle of Interest

1869-08-16 War of the Triple Alliance: A Paraguay battalion made up of children is massacred by the Brazilian Army during the Battle of Acosta Ñu

Dictator of Paraguay Francisco Solano López
Dictator of Paraguay
Francisco Solano López
  • 1883-09-21 First direct US-Brazil telegraph connection
  • 1888-05-13 Princess Isabel of Brazil signs "Lei Auréa" abolishing slavery
  • 1889-11-15 Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, deposed; republic proclaimed
  • 1897-12-12 Belo Horizonte, the first planned city of Brazil, founded
  • 1903-11-17 In the Treaty of Petropolis, Bolivia cedes the territory of Arce to Brazil; Bolivia gains rail and water outlets in the east
  • 1908-03-25 Clube Atletico Mineiro, Founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • 1908-06-18 Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1914-04-25 US President Woodrow Wilson is persuaded by Argentina, Brazil, and Chile to accept mediation in the conflict with Mexico

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1915-08-31 Brazil becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1917-10-26 World War I: Brazil declared in state of war with Central Powers.
  • 1921-06-11 Brazil adopts women's suffrage
  • 1922-02-09 Brazil becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1922-02-11 Influential arts festival Semana de Arte Moderna (Modern Art Week) opens in São Paulo - the beginning of Modernism in Brazil
  • 1924-07-05 Military revolt in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 1926-03-17 Spain & Brazil prevent Germany joining League of Nations
  • 1926-06-12 Brazil leaves League of Nations
  • 1927-09-07 University of Minas Gerais founded in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, by Governor Antônio Carlos

BattleCoup d'état

1930-10-24 A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas

World RecordPoon Lim's 133 Day South Atlantic Odyssey

1943-04-05 Chinese steward Poon Lim is found off the coast of Brazil by a Brazilian fisherman family after being adrift 133 days, after British ship SS Benlomond torpedoed by german U-boat
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Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.
Poon Lim and his raft, photo made on request of the US Navy for its Survival Training.
  • 1945-04-02 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established
  • 1945-10-29 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil, resigns.
  • 1946-03-10 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju, northeast Brazil
  • 1947-10-11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1950-07-16 FIFA World Cup Final, Estádio do Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Alcides Ghiggia scores a 79th minute winner as Uruguay beats Brazil, 2-1
  • 1954-06-27 The so-called "Battle of Berne" occurs during the FIFA World Cup match between Brazil and Hungary as the game descends into an all-out brawl
  • 1954-08-23 President Getulio Vargas of Brazil resigns temporarily
  • 1955-10-03 Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira becomes President of Brazil
  • 1956-01-31 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
  • 1958-06-28 Brazil becomes world soccer champ in Sweden

Sport awardFIFA World Cup

1958-06-29 FIFA World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Vavá & Pelé each score 2 goals as Brazil beats Sweden, 5-2

Brazilian Football Legend Pele
Brazilian Football Legend
Pele

Sport awardTennis Open

1959-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Maria Bueno of Brazil wins her first of 3 Wimbledon singles titles beating Darlene Hard 6-4, 6-3

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno
Tennis Player Darlene Hard
Tennis Player
Darlene Hard
  • 1960-04-21 Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
  • 1960-07-16 205,000 (record sports attend) see Brazil-Uruguay World Cup soccer
  • 1960-08-24 60 people die when a bus plunges off bridge into Turvo River, Brazil

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1960-09-10 Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 1960-10-03 Janio Quadros elected president of Brazil
  • 1961-08-25 Brazilian president Janio Quadros, resigns
  • 1961-12-17 Niteroi Circus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil catches fire; 323 die after disgruntled employee sets fire to the tent
  • 1962-04-16 Brazil nationalizes US businesses
  • 1962-06-17 FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile: Brazil go 1-down early but recover to beat Czechoslovakia, 3-1
  • 1964-03-31 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military
  • 1964-04-02 Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, President Goulart ousted
  • 1964-07-03 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Brazilian Maria Bueno earns a 3rd Wimbledon singles title with a 6-4, 7-9, 6-3 win over Margaret Smith of Australia
  • 1965-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Australian Margaret Smith beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-4, 7-5, her second of 3 Wimbledon singles titles
  • 1966-07-02 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: American Billie Jean King beats Maria Bueno of Brazil 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 for the first of her 12 Grand Slam singles titles
  • 1966-12-01 Ecuadorian national baseball team defends its title with a 4-3 win over Brazil in the South American Championship; last win for next 50 years; Eloy Guerrero drives in Ramón Sotomayor with the winning run
  • 1967-03-15 Marshal Arturo da Costa e Silva sworn in as President of Brazil
  • 1968-12-13 Brazilian President Da Costa e Silva issues Ato Institucional Número Cinco degree

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 437

  • 1517-10-18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)
  • 1534-04-07 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • 1729-06-05 Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Brazilian poet, born in Mariana, Minas Gerais, Portuguese Colony of Brazil (d. 1789)
  • 1763-06-13 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, born in Santos, São Paulo (d. 1838)
  • 1767-09-22 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), born in Rio de Janiero, Brazil (d. 1830)
  • 1797-01-22 Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Empress of Brazil (d. 1826)
  • 1798-10-12 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), born in Queluz Palace, Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1834)
  • 1803-08-25 Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duque de Caxias and Brazilian military leader, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1880)
  • 1815-10-23 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (d. 1889)
  • 1819-04-04 Queen Maria II of Portugal, Daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, born in Palace of São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Kingdom of Brazil (d. 1853)
  • 1821-08-30 Anita Garibaldi, Brazilian warrior; Garibaldi's wife (War of Tatters), born in Laguna, Santa Catarina, Brazil (d. 1849)
  • 1822-03-14 Teresa of the Two Sicilies, Empress of Brazil (1843-89), born in Naples, Two Sicilies (d. 1889)
  • 1825-12-02 Pedro II van Alcantara, Emperor of Brazil (1831-89)
  • 1827-06-13 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1882)
  • 1827-08-05 Deodoro da Fonseca, first President of Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1829-05-01 José de Alencar, Brazilian writer (O Guarani), born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Empire of Brazil (d. 1877)
  • 1836-07-11 Antônio Carlos Gomes, New World composer, born in Campinas, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1896)
  • 1837-01-04 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazil, poet (Camoes e o jau)
  • 1839-06-21 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1908)
  • 1841-02-15 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, Brazilian politician (d. 1913)
  • 1841-08-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet
  • 1841-10-04 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), born in Itu, São Paulo, Empire of Brazil (d. 1912)
  • 1843-02-22 Affonso de Escragnolle Taunay, France/Brazil writer (Inocencia)
  • 1846-03-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet
  • 1847-03-14 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (Espumas Flutuantes), born in Muritiba, Brazil (d. 1871)
  • 1849-11-05 Rui Barbosa, Brazil, statesman/jurist/essayist/civil liberties
  • 1861-11-21 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet
  • 1863-04-12 Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (O Ateneu), born in Angra dos Reis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1895)
  • 1864-07-06 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
  • 1864-11-10 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1865-05-23 Epitácio Pessoa, 11th President of Brazil (Minas Gerais Republican: 1919-22), born in Umbuzeiro, Paraíba, Empire of Brazil (d. 1942)
  • 1867-12-24 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian writer & diplomat, born in Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1928)
  • 1869-10-26 Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926-30), born in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1957)
  • 1871-03-05 Maria do Carmo Geronimo, Brazilian lives to be at least 126
  • 1872-08-05 Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (d. 1917)
  • 1873-07-20 Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (d. 1932)
  • 1874-11-24 Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
  • 1875-08-08 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (d. 1955)
  • 1879-07-09 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, born in Oliveira, Minas Gerais, Empire of Brazil (d. 1934)

Person of interestGetulio Vargas

1883-04-19 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazilian Empire (d. 1954)

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1885-05-18 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian leader, President of Brazil (1945-50), born in Cuiabá, Brazil (d. 1974)

Person of interestTarsila do Amaral

1886-09-01 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, born in Capivari, Brazil (d. 1973)

  • 1887-03-05 Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer (Salon Waltz), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1890-01-11 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1954)
  • 1891-05-15 Fritz Feigl, Austrian Brazilian chemist (spot tests), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1971)
  • 1892-07-18 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • 1892-10-27 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), born in Quebrangulo, Brazil (d. 1953)
  • 1893-06-28 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • 1893-10-09 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, born in São Paulo (d. 1947)
  • 1893-11-11 Alceu Amoroso Lima, Brazilian author
  • 1894-01-04 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (d. 1962)
  • 1894-02-15 Oswaldo Aranha, Brazil, lawyer/statesman (1st President of UN)
  • 1895-02-28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • 1895-05-06 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1974)
  • 1896-05-17 Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, born in Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1896-10-06 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1897-02-06 Alberto [de Almeida] Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Nicholas Nickleby), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1897-04-30 Humberto Mauro, Brazillian film director (Ganga Bruta), born in Volta Grande, Minas Gerais (d. 1983)
  • 1897-09-03 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1986)
  • 1897-11-04 Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara)
  • 1898-03-26 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1899-02-03 João Café Filho, Brazilian president (d. 1970)
  • 1900-03-15 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer
  • 1900-09-20 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazilian military leader and 26th President of Brazil (1964-67), born in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1902-07-23 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1902-09-12 Juscelino Kubitschek, President Brazil (1955-60), born in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1902-10-03 Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), born in Taquari, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1969)
  • 1902-10-31 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), born in Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1905-12-04 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), born in Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • 1905-12-17 Érico Lopes Veríssimo, Brazilian writer (d. 1975)
  • 1906-12-25 Lew Grade, British TV mogul (ATV)/movie producer (Boys from Brazil)
  • 1907-02-01 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, born in Tietê, São Paulo (d. 1993)
  • 1907-03-29 Braguinha [Carlos Alberto Ferreira Braga], Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2006)
  • 1907-06-14 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1907-06-23 Dercy Gonçalves, Brazilian comedienne (d. 2008)
  • 1907-08-03 Ernesto Geisel, 29th President of Brazil (1974-79), born in Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil (d. 1996)
  • 1907-12-15 Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect (Brasilia), (d. 2012)
  • 1908-03-09 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, born in Porte Alegre (d. 1965)
  • 1908-06-27 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), born in Cordisburgo, Brazil (d. 1967)
  • 1909-05-15 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1984)
  • 1909-08-04 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • 1910-08-08 Francisco Brochado Da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil (1962)
  • 1910-12-11 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1937)
  • 1912-08-10 Jorge Amado, Brazilian writer (O Pais do Carnaval)
  • 1913-10-19 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and songwriter (d. 1980)
  • 1914-07-02 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (d. 1990)
  • 1916-05-08 João Havelange, Brazilian industrialist and FIFA President 1974-98, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 2016)
  • 1916-07-22 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1984)
  • 1917-01-25 Jânio Quadros, Brazilian politician, born in Campo Grande, Brazil (d. 1992)
  • 1917-03-24 Constantine Andreou, Greek-Brazilian artist (d. 2007)
  • 1917-07-03 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, born in Alegrete, Brazil (d. 1990)
  • 1917-09-02 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • 1918-01-15 João Figueiredo, President of Brazil, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1999)
  • 1920-09-30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1920-11-08 Eugênio de Araújo Sales, Brazilian cardinal
  • 1920-12-10 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (Laços de Família), born in Chechelnyk, Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 1977)
  • 1921-09-19 Paulo Freire, Brazilian educator and philosopher, born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil (d. 1997)
  • 1922-10-13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

  • 1981-03-10 14th Prince of Ligne Michel Charles Eugène Marie Lamoral (29) weds Princess of Ligne Eleanora (27) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005-06-01 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 2005-12-03 French heiress Athina Onassis (20) weds Olympic gold medalist equestrian Alvaro de Miranda Neto (32) in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2005-12-10 Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated model Isabeli Fontana (22) weds actor-model Henri Castelli (27) at Fort Are Joao in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005-12-22 Brazilian actress Danielle Winits (31) weds model Cassio Reis at Capela Santa Ines in Rio de Janeiro
  • 2005-12-23 Soccer star player Kaka (23) weds Brazilian singer Caroline Celico (18) at Igreja Renascer em Cristo in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • 2006-08-19 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo
  • 2007-03-07 Former vocalist of "Babado Novo" Claudia Leitte (26) weds Marcio Pedreira at Hotel Convento do Carmo in Salvador, Brazil
  • 2007-03-10 Brazilian singer-actress Tania Mara (24) weds director Jayme Monjardim (50) at Chapel of Sao Jose das Botas on the grounds of Hotel Fazenda Florenca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2007-03-31 Brazilian television presenter Ana Maria Braga weds businessman Marcelo Frisoni in Morumbi, Sao Paulo

LoveWedding of Interest

2007-09-03 Oscar winning actor Ben Kingsley (63) weds Brazilian actress Daniela Lavender (33) in North Leigh, Oxfordshire


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 154

  • 1570-10-18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (b. 1517)
  • 1572-03-02 Mem de Sá, Portuguese Governor-General of Brazil
  • 1739-10-18 Antônio José da Silva, Brazilian-born dramatist (b. 1705)
  • 1789-07-04 Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Brazilian poet, dies at 59
  • 1792-04-21 Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (b. 1746)
  • 1830-04-18 José Maurício Nunes Garcia, Brazilian classical composer (Master of Music at the Royal Chapel), dies at 63
  • 1834-09-24 Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (1822-31) and King of Portugal (1826), dies at 35
  • 1838-04-06 José Bonifácio de Andrada, Brazilian statesman, dies at 74
  • 1853-11-15 Queen Maria II of Portugal, Daughter of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, dies at 34
  • 1860-09-18 Casimiro de Abreu, Brazilians poet (Primaveras), dies
  • 1864-11-03 Antonio Goncalves Dias, Brazilian national poet, dies at sea
  • 1871-07-06 Antonio de Castro Alves, Brazilian poet (O navio negreiro), dies at 34
  • 1875-02-17 Luis NF Varela, Brazilian romantic poet, dies at 33
  • 1877-12-12 José de Alencar, Brazilian writer (O Guarani), dies at 48
  • 1882-06-30 Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, dies at 55
  • 1886-06-11 Antonio C G Crespo, Brazilian/Portuguese poet, dies at 40
  • 1889-02-13 João Maurício Wanderley, Brazilian magistrate and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1891-12-05 JKLSBFXvPSMGRG Pedro II of Alcantara, emp of Brazil (1831-89), dies
  • 1892-01-17 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, dies at 27
  • 1892-08-23 Deodoro da Fonseca, 1st President of Brazil (b. 1827)
  • 1895-12-25 Raul Pompeia, Brazilian writer (O Ateneu), dies at 32
  • 1898-03-19 Joao da Cruz, Brazilian poet, dies at 26
  • 1899-01-25 Alfredo d'Escragnolle, French/Brazilian writer (Innocencia), dies
  • 1908-09-29 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), dies at 69
  • 1909-08-15 Euclides da Cunha, Brazilian writer and sociologist (b. 1866)
  • 1912-12-03 Prudente José de Morais Barros, 3rd President of Brazil (1894-98), dies at 61
  • 1913-06-28 Manoel Ferraz de Campos Salles, President of Brazil (b. 1841)
  • 1916-06-14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1917-02-11 Oswaldo Cruz, Brazilian physician (b. 1872)
  • 1918-12-28 Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865)
  • 1919-01-16 Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • 1920-10-16 Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
  • 1928-05-31 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
  • 1931-10-29 Luciano Gallet, Brazilian composer, dies at 38
  • 1934-11-08 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, dies at 55
  • 1935-02-28 Chiquinha Gonzaga, Brazilian composer (b. 1847).
  • 1937-05-04 Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter, dies at 26
  • 1942-02-13 Epitácio Pessoa, 11th President of Brazil (Minas Gerais Republican: 1919-22), dies at 76
  • 1945-02-25 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1945-09-20 Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)
  • 1948-07-04 Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • 1948-08-26 Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
  • 1950-05-08 Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
  • 1953-03-20 Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
  • 1953-06-30 Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)

Person of interestGetulio Vargas

1954-08-24 Getulio Vargas, President of Brazil (1930-45, 1951-54), modernizer and dictator, commits suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • 1954-10-22 Oswald de Andrade, Brazilian author (one of the modernist Group of Five), dies at 64
  • 1955-03-23 Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (b. 1875)
  • 1957-08-04 Washington Luís, President of Brazil (1926-30), dies at 87
  • 1959-11-17 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1962-01-30 Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  • 1962-09-27 Francisco Brochado da Rocha, Prime Minister of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
  • 1965-07-17 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • 1967-07-18 Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Brazilian military leader and 26th President of Brazil (1964-67), dies at 66
  • 1967-11-19 João Guimarães Rosa, Brazilian writer (The Devil to Pay in the Backlands), dies at 59
  • 1967-12-10 Brasílio Itiberê da Cunha Luz, Brazilian composer, dies at 71
  • 1969-09-06 Arthur Friedenreich, Brazilian football player, dies at 77
  • 1969-11-04 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • 1969-12-17 Arturo da Costa e Silva, 27th President of Brazil (1967-69), dies at 67
  • 1970-02-20 Café Filho, 18th Brazilian President (1954-1955) dies aged 71

Person of interestTarsila do Amaral

1973-06-17 Tarsila do Amaral, Brazilian modernist artist, dies at 86

  • 1974-06-11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1974-06-18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), dies at 79
  • 1976-04-22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1976-08-22 Juscelino Kubitschek, President of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
  • 1976-12-06 João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • 1977-03-18 José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
  • 1977-12-09 Clarice Lispector, Ukrainian-Brazilian writer (Laços de Família), dies at 56
  • 1979-03-07 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1980-07-09 Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian poet and lyricist (b. 1913)
  • 1982-01-19 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1982-08-23 Alberto Cavalcanti, Brazilian director (Herr Puntila), dies at 85
  • 1982-10-23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1983-01-20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 1983-02-20 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • 1984-05-08 Gino Bianco, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1916)
  • 1984-07-27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1985-04-21 Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75
  • 1985-10-09 Emílio Garrastazu Médici, 28th President of Brazil (1969-74), dies at 79
  • 1986-02-20 Francisco Mignone, Brazilian composer, dies at 88
  • 1987-02-02 Castilho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
  • 1987-03-27 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, dies at 63
  • 1987-07-18 Gilberto Freye, Brazilian sociologist/writer, dies at 87
  • 1987-08-17 Charles Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (Claro Enigma), dies at 84

MurderChico Mendes

1988-12-22 Chico Mendes, Brazilian environmental activist and rubber tapper, assassinated at 44 by rancher Darcy Alves

Environmentalist Chico Mendes
Environmentalist
Chico Mendes
  • 1989-06-07 Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver, dies at 81
  • 1989-08-21 Raul Seixas, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
  • 1990-02-07 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • 1990-07-07 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer, dies at 32
  • 1990-07-12 João Saldanha, Brazilian journalist and football manager, dies at 73
  • 1990-11-10 Mário Schenberg, Brazilian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1990-12-28 Walter Burle Marx, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 1992-02-05 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • 1992-02-16 Janio Quadros, president of Brazil (1961), dies
  • 1992-10-12 Ulysses Guimaraes, Brazilian MP (chairman), dies in accident
  • 1993-01-13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer, dies at 85
  • 1994-02-20 Manuel F "Garincha" dos Santos, soccer player (Brazil), dies at 49

Person of interestAyrton Senna

1994-05-01 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (3-time world F1 champion), dies in a crash at San Marino GP at 34

Formula 1 Driver Ayrton Senna
Formula 1 Driver
Ayrton Senna
  • 1994-06-04 Roberto Burle Marx, Brazilian landscape gardener, dies at 84
  • 1994-12-08 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), dies from pulmonary embolism at 67