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Marshal

Castelo Branco
Castelobranco.jpg
26th President of Brazil
In office
15 April 1964 – 15 March 1967
Vice President José Maria Alkmin
Preceded by Ranieri Mazzilli
Succeeded by Artur da Costa e Silva
Chief of the General Staff of the Army
In office
13 September 1963 – 14 April 1964
Preceded by José Machado Lopes
Succeeded by Décio Palmeiro Escobar
Personal details
Born
Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco

(1897-09-20)20 September 1897
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Died 18 July 1967(1967-07-18) (aged 69)
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Resting place Castelo Branco Mausoleum, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party ARENA (1966–67)
Spouse(s)
Argentina Vianna
(m. 1942; died 1963)
Children 2
Signature
Military service
Allegiance Brazil Brazil
Branch/service Coat of arms of the Brazilian Army.svg Brazilian Army
Years of service 1921–1964
Rank Marechal.gif Field Marshal
Commands 10th Military Region, headquartered in Fortaleza (1952–1954)
School of General Staff (1954–1956)
Garrison of the Amazon (1958–1960)
8th Military Region, headquartered in Belém (1958–1960)
Battles/wars

Second World War

  • Italian Campaign
    (1944–1945)

Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco (Portuguese pronunciation: [ũ'bɛʁtu dʒi alẽ'kaʁ kas'tɛlu 'bɾɐ̃ku]) (20 September 1897 – 18 July 1967) was a Brazilian military leader and politician. He served as the first President of the Brazilian military government after the 1964 military coup d'etat. Castelo Branco was killed in an aircraft collision in July 1967, soon after the end of his Presidency.

Personal Life

Castelo Branco was born in a wealthy Northeastern Brazilian family. His father, Cândido Borges Castelo Branco, was a general. His mother, Antonieta Alencar Castelo Branco, came from a family of intellectuals (which included the writer José de Alencar).

He was married to Argentina Vianna, and had two children, Nieta and Paulo.


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