Deodoro da Fonseca

1827 - 1892

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Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐnuˈɛw deoˈdɔɾu da fõˈsekɐ]; 5 August 1827 – 23 August 1892) was a Brazilian politician and military officer who served as the first president of Brazil. He was born in Alagoas in a military family, followed a military career, and became a national figure. Fonseca took office as provisional president after heading a military coup that deposed Emperor Pedro II and established the First Brazilian Republic in 1889, disestablishing the Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Deodoro da Fonseca has received more than 296,474 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Deodoro da Fonseca is the 3,295th most popular politician (up from 3,481st in 2019), the 61st most popular biography from Brazil and the 10th most popular Brazilian Politician.

Deodoro da Fonseca was a Brazilian military leader who served as the first president of Brazil. He is most famous for his role in the Brazilian War of Independence.

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Among politicians, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 3,295 out of 19,576Before him are Tutush I, Otto Bauer, Lázaro Cárdenas, Eric II of Denmark, Samuel Aba, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. After him are Apepi, Florian Geyer, Sundiata Keita, Saloninus, Bettino Craxi, and Victor, Prince Napoléon.

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Among people born in 1827, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 9Before him are Josef Strauss, Francisco Solano López, Ellen G. White, Joseph Lister, Heonjong of Joseon, and Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia. After him are Marcellin Berthelot, William Holman Hunt, Charles De Coster, Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux, Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, and Mangal Pandey. Among people deceased in 1892, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 16Before him are Rudolf von Jhering, John Couch Adams, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, Louis Vuitton, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale. After him are August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Tewfik Pasha, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Charles Spurgeon, Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, and Annibale de Gasparis.

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Among people born in Brazil, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 61 out of 2,236Before him are Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Astrud Gilberto (1940), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Roberto Carlos (1941), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943). After him are Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Machado de Assis (1839), Hebe Camargo (1929), Pepe (1935), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), and Zizinho (1921).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 10Before him are Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Michel Temer (1940), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), and Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931). After him are Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), João Goulart (1918), Anita Garibaldi (1821), Zumbi (1655), Ernesto Geisel (1907), and Tancredo Neves (1910).