Florentino Ávidos

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Florentino Ávidos
President (governor) of Espirito Santo (elected by the people)
In office
May 23, 1920 – May 23, 1924
Preceded by Nestor Gomez
Succeeded by Aristeu Borges de Aguiar

Florentino Ávidos (November 18, 1870 – February 28, 1956) was a Brazilian politician. He was the 17th president (governor) of the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, and, later, a senator of that state on Brazilian Senate.

He was an Engineer by career, and was elected for governor of Espirito Santo in 1924. He governed the state from May 23, 1924 to June 30, 1928. he built roads and bridges in order to improve the communications in the state, being the most important the "Five Bridges Complex" connecting the Isle of Vitória to the continent and to the Isle of the Prince as well. These bridges were named "Florentino Ávidos", in his homage, after his death in 1956.