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Floriano Vieira Peixoto

Floriano Vieira Peixoto was born on April 30, 1839 in Maceió, Alagoas. He attended the primary school in Maceió and the Military School in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 16. Participated in the War of Paraguay until the end in Cerro Corá. As a souvenir, he stored the horse blanket of Solano Lopes. Worked as the field-marshal assistant, second in rank to the minister of the army, the Viscount of Ouro Preto, when the republican movement began in 1889. With the proclamation of the Republic, he occupied the Ministry of War in 1890 and was elected vice president of Deodoro da... see more

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