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Ernesto Geisel
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President of Brazil
In office
March 15, 1974 – March 14, 1979
Vice President Adalberto Pereira dos Santos
Preceded by Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Succeeded by João Figueiredo
President of Petrobras
In office
November 6, 1969 – July 6, 1973
Appointed by Emílio Garrastazu Médici
Preceded by Waldemar Cardoso
Succeeded by Faria Lima
Justice of the Superior Military Court
In office
March 20, 1967 – October 27, 1969
Appointed by Castelo Branco
Preceded by Floriano de Lima Brayner
Succeeded by Jurandyr de Bizarria Mamede
Chief Minister of the Military Cabinet
In office
April 15, 1964 – March 15, 1967
President Castelo Branco
Preceded by André Fernandes de Sousa
Succeeded by Jaime Portela de Melo
In office
August 25, 1961 – September 8, 1961
President Ranieri Mazzilli
Preceded by Pedro Geraldo de Almeida
Succeeded by Amaury Kruel
Personal details
Born
Ernesto Beckmann Geisel

(1907-08-03)August 3, 1907
Bento Gonçalves, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died September 12, 1996(1996-09-12) (aged 89)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Cause of death Cancer
Resting place São João Batista Cemetery
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Political party ARENA (1974–1979)
Spouse(s) Lucy Markus (1939–1996; his death)
Children Amália
Orlando
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Brazil Brazil
Branch/service Coat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service 1927–1969
Rank General 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.


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