Carlos Luz

1894 - 1961

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Carlos Coimbra da Luz (Portuguese: [ˈkaʁlus koˈĩbrɐ da ˈlus]; 4 August 1894 – 9 February 1961) was a Brazilian politician, lawyer, teacher and journalist who served as acting president of Brazil from November 8 to November 11, 1955. After the political crisis following the Getúlio Vargas suicide in 1954, Carlos Luz was the second of three presidents who ruled Brazil in a brief period of 16 months. At the time of President Café Filho's alleged illness in 1955 he was the president of the Chamber of Deputies, and so the next in the line of succession to the presidency, since Filho had been the vice president under Vargas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Luz has received more than 62,442 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Carlos Luz is the 10,065th most popular politician (down from 9,632nd in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Brazil (down from 239th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Brazilian Politician.

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Among politicians, Carlos Luz ranks 10,065 out of 15,710Before him are Vichitravirya, Majid bin Said of Zanzibar, Vasil Radoslavov, Patrice Talon, Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, and Ramón Castilla. After him are Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Abdelmalek Sellal, Princess Adelaide of Schaumburg-Lippe, Walter de Silva, Wang Zhen, and Max Vasmer.

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Among people born in 1894, Carlos Luz ranks 122Before him are Mae Marsh, Khawaja Nazimuddin, Évariste Lévi-Provençal, Ángel Romano, Maksim Purkayev, and Varvara Stepanova. After him are Jean Rostand, Marietta Blau, Tibor Déry, Magda Julin, Alexander P. de Seversky, and J. B. Priestley. Among people deceased in 1961, Carlos Luz ranks 74Before him are H.D., Constantin Constantinescu-Claps, Kjeld Abell, Chico Marx, Max Weber, and Marion Davies. After him are Belinda Lee, Hubert Van Innis, Platt Adams, Walter Bedell Smith, Olav Bjaaland, and Andrzej Munk.

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Among people born in Brazil, Carlos Luz ranks 271 out of 1,947Before him are Roberto Dinamite (1954), Ruy Barbosa (1849), Luiz Gonzaga (1912), Antônio Fagundes (1949), Edmundo (1971), and David Luiz (1987). After him are Bigode (1922), Altair Gomes de Figueiredo (1938), Oswald de Andrade (1890), Maxwell (1981), Carvalho Leite (1912), and Antônio Carlos Zago (1969).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Carlos Luz ranks 50Before him are Epitácio Pessoa (1865), Afonso Pena (1847), Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (1803), Hermes da Fonseca (1855), José Linhares (1886), and Ruy Barbosa (1849). After him are Nereu Ramos (1888), Luís Carlos Prestes (1898), Jaime Lerner (1937), José Alencar (1931), Alfredo Ovando Candía (1918), and José Serra (1942).