Millennium History

History of South America

  • War of the Peddlers

    The “War of the Peddlers ” was an armed confrontation that took place in the Captaincy of Pernambuco , between the years of 1709 and 1714, involving the great planters of Olinda and the Portuguese merchants of Recife, pejoratively called “peddlers”, due to their profession. However, despite the aut

  • Male Revolt

    The Revolt of the Males , which took place in Salvador, Province of Bahia, on the night of January 24, 1835, during the Brazilian Empire, more precisely during the Regency Period (1831 to 1840), represented a rapid rebellion organized by slaves of Islamic origin (mainly from the Hausa ethnic groups)

  • Federalist Revolution

    The Federalist Revolution (1893-1895), occurred during the government of Floriano Peixoto , in the period called “República da Espada”, was a civil war in Rio Grande do Sul fought between the federalists (maragatos) and the republicans (woodpeckers). It represents one of the most violent and blood

  • Pedro Álvares Cabral

    Pedro Álvares Cabral was a Portuguese navigator and explorer responsible for finding, in 1500, the lands belonging to Brazil. He was born in 1467 in the Castle of Belmonte, in Beira Baixa, Portugal. His family, the Cabrais, was an ancient and wealthy Portuguese noble family. The Cabrais were of t

  • Folklore Day

    The Folklore Day Brazilian is celebrated on 22 August . The date was created with the aim of raising awareness of the importance and appreciation of folkloric manifestations in the country. August 22nd refers to the first time the word folklore was used to refer to the customs of a people. This hap

  • Trench Warfare

    The Trench Warfare (1915-1917) consisted of the phase of the First World War when this military tactic was widely used. What happened? The Trench War lasted two years and was the longest period of the conflict. As the armies of the Allies and the Central Powers had very balanced forces, the soluti

  • Arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil

    The arrival of the Portuguese in Brazil took place on April 22, 1500. On this day, navigators led by Pedro Álvares Cabral landed in the region of the current city of Porto Seguro. There they remained from the 22nd of April to the 2nd of May, 1500. The main written testimony of the arrival of the P

  • Marquês de Pombal

    TheMarquês de Pombal is the name by which Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, Portuguese diplomat and prime minister, became known. He is part of the generation of rulers known as enlightened despots that affected the Kingdom and its colonies. Biography Son of Manuel de Carvalho e Ataíde and Teresa

  • Contemporary Age

    TheContemporary Age determines a period of history that goes from 1789 to the present day. Remember that the term “contemporary” is associated with the current time, the present. Thus, the contemporary age begins in the 18th century, where the French Revolution was the milestone that defined the be

  • Constitution of 1934

    The Constitution of 1934 it was the 3rd Brazilian Constitution and the 2nd of the Republic. The Magna Carta brought novelties such as the institution of the female vote and Popular Action. Jornal do Recife celebrates the promulgation of the new Constitution and the new government on July 18, 1934

  • Tiradentes

    Tiradentes, nickname of Joaquim José da Silva Xavier (1746-1792), was one of the participants of the Inconfidência Mineira, a movement that aimed to proclaim the captaincy of Minhas Gerais as an independent Republic. Sentenced for treason, he received the death penalty by hanging, being hanged in 17

  • Discovery of America

    Its called Discovering America the arrival and occupation of America by the navigator Christopher Columbus (1452-1516) on October 12, 1492. The expedition was sponsored by the Catholic Kings of Spain, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. Currently, the use of the word discovery to name thi

  • Collor Plan

    The New Brazil Plan, better known as Collor Plan , was an economic plan launched in 1990 whose objective was to control inflation in Brazil. Historical Context Brazil was experiencing moments of political euphoria, as in 1989 the first direct and multi-party elections for president would be held, a

  • Black Movement

    The dark movement is a phenomenon used in the form of different organizations to claim rights for the black population that suffers from racism in society. In most countries where blacks were enslaved there was always an attempt to change the situation to which they were subjected. Currently, the

  • Criminal Age of Age

    Criminal majority it is the establishment of an age from which citizens are fully responsible for the criminal acts they commit. The legal age of majority in Brazil and in most Western countries is 18 years. What is it? The establishment of a minimum age that determines that a person becomes an ad

  • Coronelismo

    The Coronelismo is a phenomenon of Brazilian politics that occurred during the First Republic. It is characterized by a person, the colonel, who held economic power and exercised local power through violence and exchanges of favors. Origin The word Coronelismo is, in fact, a Brazilianization of th

  • Constitution of 1937

    The Constitution of 1937 it was the 4th Brazilian Constitution and the 3rd of the republican period. It became known as the “Polish” Constitution for having fascist-inspired laws, such as the Polish Magna Carta of 1935. The text was prepared by the jurist Francisco Campos and granted on November 1

  • Coffee Cycle

    The coffee cycle in Brazil It began in 1727, at the beginning of the 18th century, when the first seedlings arrived in the country. For a long time the product was planted for domestic consumption. Abstract The culture in small proportions in the north of the country, was expanding towards the sout

  • Johannine Period

    The Johannine period corresponds to a phase in the history of Brazil that took place between 1808 and 1821. It is named after King João VI who transferred his government to Brazil. It is worth noting that this was the first time in history that a European king transferred his kingdom to a country o

  • General Government

    TheGeneral Government represented a political-administrative measure adopted by the Portuguese Crown (King Dom João III), in 1548, in order to centralize, administer, restore power and reinforce colonization in the period of Colonial Brazil, after the failure of the hereditary captaincies. Historica

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