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 215,611 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Deodoro da Fonseca is the 4,078th most popular politician (down from 3,850th in 2019), the 77th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 70th in 2019) and the 14th 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 4,078 out of 15,710Before him are Duan Qirui, Kantarō Suzuki, Ye Jianying, Isabella of Hainault, Bon-Adrien Jeannot de Moncey, and Wamba. After him are Godigisel, Ardashir III, Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Athanaric, Kong Rong, and Zuzana Čaputová.

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Among people born in 1827, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 12Before him are Francisco Solano López, Marcellin Berthelot, Heonjong of Joseon, Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia, William Holman Hunt, and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. After him are Wilhelm von Tegetthoff, John Hanning Speke, Mihály Zichy, Mangal Pandey, Charles De Coster, and Jules Breton. Among people deceased in 1892, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 21Before him are Charles Spurgeon, August Wilhelm von Hofmann, Louis Vuitton, Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Tewfik Pasha, and George Biddell Airy. After him are Annibale de Gasparis, Princess Alexandrine of Prussia, Henry Walter Bates, Emin Pasha, Yoshitoshi, and Peter Nicolai Arbo.

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Among people born in Brazil, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 77 out of 1,947Before him are Neymar (1992), Tostão (1947), Careca (1960), João Goulart (1918), Leonardo Boff (1938), and Amarildo Tavares da Silveira (1939). After him are Jair Marinho (1936), Itamar Franco (1930), Pepe (1935), Ernesto Geisel (1907), Hilderaldo Bellini (1930), and Anita Garibaldi (1821).


Among politicians born in Brazil, Deodoro da Fonseca ranks 14Before him are Maria II of Portugal (1819), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (1897), Zumbi (1655), and João Goulart (1918). After him are Itamar Franco (1930), Ernesto Geisel (1907), Anita Garibaldi (1821), Tancredo Neves (1910), Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves (1848), and José Sarney (1930).