João Figueiredo

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João Figueiredo
President of Brazil
In office
March 15, 1979 – March 14, 1985[1][2]
Vice PresidentAureliano Chaves
Preceded byErnesto Geisel
Succeeded byJosé Sarney
Head of the National Intelligence Service
In office
March 15, 1974 – June 14, 1978
Appointed byErnesto Geisel
Preceded byCarlos Alberto da Fontoura
Succeeded byOtávio Aguiar de Medeiros
Chief Minister of the Military Cabinet
In office
October 30, 1969 – March 15, 1974
PresidentEmílio Médici
Preceded byJaime Portela de Melo
Succeeded byHugo de Abreu
Personal details
João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo

(1918-01-15)January 15, 1918
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
DiedDecember 24, 1999(1999-12-24) (aged 81)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Resting placeSão Francisco Xavier Cemetery
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political partyPDS (1979–85)
ARENA (1978–79)
Dulce Castro
(m. 1942; his death 1999)
Alma materMilitary School of Realengo
Military service
AllegianceBrazil Brazil
Branch/service Brazilian Army
Years of service1937–1979
Rank Army General

João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo (Portuguese: [ˈʒwɐ̃w̃ baˈt͡ʃistɐ dʒi oliˈvejɾɐ figejˈɾedu]; January 15, 1918 – December 24, 1999) was a Brazilian military leader and politician. He was the 30th President of Brazil from 1979 to 1985.

He was the last of the military regime that ruled the country following the 1964 coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Galery of presidents" (in Portuguese). Palácio do Planalto. Retrieved February 3, 2016.
  2. "Governo Fernando Henrique Cardoso" (in Portuguese). Brasil Escola. Retrieved February 9, 2016.