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Prudente José de Morais e Barros


In office
November 15, 1894 – November 15, 1898
Vice President Manuel Vitorino Pereira
Preceded by Floriano Peixoto
Succeeded by Manoel Ferraz de Campos Sales

Born October 4, 1841(1841-10-04)
Itu, São Paulo
Died December 3, 1902 (aged 61)
Piracicaba, São Paulo
Nationality Brazilian
Political party Federal Republican Party - PRF

Prudente José de Morais e Barros (October 4, 1841 - December 3, 1902) was the third president of Brazil (the first civilian, and the first to be elected by direct popular ballot, under the permanent provisions of Brazil's 1891 Constitution). His presidency lasted from November 15, 1894 until November 15, 1898. His term was marked by the War of Canudos, a campesinant revolt in northeast of the country that was crushed by the Army. He also had to face a breakup of diplomatic relations with Portugal, where the mediation of the Queen Victoria was able to reach peace.

Previously he had been the Governor of the State of São Paulo and President of the Senate from 1891 to 1894.

The city of Presidente Prudente is named after him.

Preceded by
Floriano Peixoto
President of Brazil
1894–1898
Succeeded by
Campos Sales
Preceded by
None
Governor of the State of São Paulo
1889–1890
Succeeded by
Jorge Tibiriça Piratininga

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