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Emílio Garrastazu Médici

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Emílio Garrastazu Médici

President of Brazil
In office
October 30, 1969 – March 14, 1974
Vice PresidentAugusto Rademaker
Preceded byMilitary Junta (interim)
Succeeded byErnesto Geisel
Head of the National Intelligence Service
In office
March 17, 1967 – March 28, 1969
PresidentArtur da Costa e Silva
Preceded byGolbery do Couto e Silva
Succeeded byCarlos Alberto da Fontoura
Personal details
Born(1905-12-04)December 4, 1905
Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
DiedOctober 9, 1985(1985-10-09) (aged 79)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Resting placeSão João Batista Cemetery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Political partyARENA
Spouse(s)Scylla Nogueira
Children2
ProfessionMilitary
Signature
Military service
AllegianceBrazil Brazil
Branch/service Brazilian Army
Years of service1927–1969
Rank Army General
Commands
  • Preparation Center of the Reserve Officers (CPOR) to Porto Alegre (1953–57)
  • 4th Cavalry Division, based in Campo Grande (1961–63)
  • Military Academy of the Black Needles (1963–64)
  • Third Army, in Rio Grande do Sul (1969)

Emílio Garrastazu Médici (Portuguese pronunciation: [eˈmilju ɡɐʁastaˈzu ˈmɛd(ʒi)si]; December 4, 1905 – October 9, 1985) was a Brazilian military leader and politician. He was President of Brazil from 1969 to 1974.

Médici died of kidney failure on October 9, 1985 at the age of 79 after suffering a stroke.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cidadãos Estrangeiros Agraciados com Ordens Portuguesas". Página Oficial das Ordens Honoríficas Portuguesas. Retrieved April 5, 2017.