Ernesto Geisel

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Ernesto Geisel
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President of Brazil
In office
March 15, 1974 – March 14, 1979
Vice PresidentAdalberto Pereira dos Santos
Preceded byEmílio Garrastazu Médici
Succeeded byJoão Figueiredo
President of Petrobras
In office
November 6, 1969 – July 6, 1973
Appointed byEmílio Garrastazu Médici
Preceded byWaldemar Cardoso
Succeeded byFaria Lima
Justice of the Superior Military Court
In office
March 20, 1967 – October 27, 1969
Appointed byCastelo Branco
Preceded byFloriano de Lima Brayner
Succeeded byJurandyr de Bizarria Mamede
Chief Minister of the Military Cabinet
In office
April 15, 1964 – March 15, 1967
PresidentCastelo Branco
Preceded byAndré Fernandes de Sousa
Succeeded byJaime Portela de Melo
In office
August 25, 1961 – September 8, 1961
PresidentRanieri Mazzilli
Preceded byPedro Geraldo de Almeida
Succeeded byAmaury Kruel
Personal details
Born
Ernesto Beckmann Geisel

(1907-08-03)August 3, 1907
Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
DiedSeptember 12, 1996(1996-09-12) (aged 89)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of deathCancer
Resting placeSão João Batista Cemetery[source?]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyARENA (1974–1979)
Spouse(s)Lucy Markus (1939–1996; his death)
ChildrenAmália
Orlando
Signature
Military service
AllegianceBrazil Brazil
Branch/serviceCoat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service1927–1969
RankGeneral do Exército.gif General of the army

Ernesto Beckmann Geisel (Portuguese pronunciation: [eɾˈnɛstu ˈbɛkmɐ̃ ˈɡajzew], German pronunciation: [ɛɐ̯ˈnesto ˈbɛkman ˈɡaɪzl̩]; August 3, 1907 – September 12, 1996) was a Brazilian Army officer and politician. He was President of Brazil from 1974 to 1979, during the Brazilian military government.[1]

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