Juscelino Kubitschek

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Juscelino Kubitschek
Kubitschek in 1956
President of Brazil
In office
31 January 1956 – 30 January 1961
Vice PresidentJoão Goulart
Preceded byNereu Ramos (interim)
Succeeded byJânio Quadros
Senator for Goiás
In office
4 October 1961 – 8 June 1964
Preceded byTaciano Gomes de Melo
Succeeded byJoão Abraão Sobrinho
Governor of Minas Gerais
In office
31 January 1951 – 31 March 1955
Vice GovernorClóvis Salgado
Preceded byMilton Campos
Succeeded byClóvis Salgado
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
5 February 1946 – 31 January 1951
ConstituencyMinas Gerais
In office
2 May 1935 – 10 November 1937
ConstituencyMinas Gerais
Mayor of Belo Horizonte
In office
23 October 1940 – 30 October 1945
Nominated byBenedito Valadares
Preceded byJosé de Araújo
Succeeded byJoão Gusmán
Personal details
Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira

(1902-09-12)12 September 1902
Diamantina, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died22 August 1976(1976-08-22) (aged 73)
Resende, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of deathCar accident
Resting placeJK Memorial
Political partyPP (1934–1937)
PSD (1945–1965)
MotherJúlia Coelho Kubitschek
FatherJoão César de Oliveira
Alma materFederal University of Minas Gerais School of Medicine
Military service
Minas Gerais
Branch/serviceBrazilian Army
Military Police of Minas Gerais
Years of service1931–1933
RankLieutenant colonel
Battles/warsConstitutionalist Revolution

Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuseˈlinu kubiˈtʃɛk(i) dʒi oliˈvejɾɐ]; 12 September 1902 – 22 August 1976), also known by his initials JK, was the 21st president of Brazil from 1956 to 1961. He was very popular because the economy of the country was good when he was president.[1] He founded Brasília 21 April 1960.

Kubitschek was killed in a car accident on 22 August 1976 in Resende, Rio de Janeiro at the age of 73.[2] His death was controversial. Some people thought he was assassinated.[2] In 2014, a commission said that he was not assassinated and that his death was an accident.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Homenageados › Juscelino Kubitschek". Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 5 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Brazil ex-president was 'not killed in political plot'". BBC News. 2014-04-22. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  3. "Comissão Nacional da Verdade: A Morte do ex-Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira" (PDF). National Truth Commission. 12 December 2013.