List of First Ladies and Gentlemen of Brazil

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Adelaide Benvinda Silva Gordo
Ana Gabriela de Campos Sales
Ruth Cardoso
Marisa Letícia and Lula

The First Lady or First Gentleman of Brazil (Portuguese: Primeira-dama do Brasil) is the spouse of the President of Brazil. If the holder of the title is a woman, she can be referred to by the honorific title Dona.

# Name Spouse From To
1 Mariana Cecília de Sousa Meireles Deodoro da Fonseca 1889 1891
2 Josina Vieira de Araújo Floriano Peixoto 1891 1894
3 Adelaide Benvinda Silva Gordo Prudente de Morais 1894 1898
4 Ana Gabriela de Campos Sales Campos Sales 1898 1902
5 Catita Alves (until 1904) Rodrigues Alves 1902 1904
6 Marieta Alves Rodrigues Alves 1904 1906
6 Maria Guilhermina de Oliveira Pena Afonso Pena 1906 1909
7 Anita de Castro Belisário de Sousa Nilo Peçanha 1909 1910
8 Orsina Francisca da Fonseca Hermes da Fonseca 1910 1912 (died)
9 Nair de Tefé Hermes da Fonseca 1913 1914
10 Maria Carneiro Pereira Gomes Venceslau Brás 1914 1918
11 Francisca Ribeiro de Abreu Delfim Moreira 1918 1919
11 Maria da Conceição de Manso Saião Epitácio Pessoa 1919 1922
12 Clélia Vaz de Melo Artur Bernardes 1922 1926
13 Sofia Pais de Barros Washington Luís 1926 1930
14 Darci Sarmanho Vargas Getúlio Vargas 1930 1945
15 Luísa Cavalcanti Linhares José Linhares 1945 1946
16 Carmela Teles Leite Eurico Gaspar Dutra [1946 1951
17 Darci Sarmanho Vargas Getúlio Vargas 1951 1954
18 Jandira Carvalho de Oliveira Café Café Filho 1954 1955
19 Graciema Junqueira da Luz Carlos Luz 1955 1955
20 Beatriz Pederneiras Ramos Nereu Ramos 1955 1956
21 Sarah Luísa Gomes de Sousa Lemos Juscelino Kubitschek 1956 1961
22 Eloá do Vale Quadros Jânio Quadros 1961 1961
23 Sílvia Pitaguari Serra Ranieri Mazzilli 1961 1961
24 Maria Teresa Fontela Goulart João Goulart 1961 1964
25 Sílvia Pitaguari Serra Ranieri Mazzilli 1964 1964
27 Iolanda Barbosa Costa e Silva 1967 1969
28 Scila Gaffré Nogueira Médici Emílio Médici 1969 1974
29 Lucy Mankus Geisel Ernesto Geisel 1974 1979
30 Dulce Figueiredo João Figueiredo 1979 1985
31 Marly de Pádua Macieira Sarney José Sarney 1985 1990
32 Rosane Malta Collor Fernando Collor de Mello 1990 1992
34 Ruth Valença Correia Leite Cardoso Fernando Henrique Cardoso 1995 2002
35 Marisa Letícia Rocco Casa Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva 2003 2010
36 None (see Notes) Dilma Rousseff 2011 -

Notes[edit]

  • Catita and Marieta Alves, 5th and 6th First Ladies of Brazil, respectively, were daughters of President Rodrigues Alves, since his wife Ana Guilhermina de Oliveira Borges was deceased when he took office.
  • In the 1930s Brazil had a "secret" first Lady. In fact President Getúlio Vargas was in love with Aimée de Heeren while he was officially married. The relation with Aimée, later considered by the American and French Fashion press to be one of the world's most glamorous woman, was kept as a state secret.
  • Brazil did not have a First Lady from 1964 to 1967 (Castelo Branco was a widower of Argentina Viana) and from 1992 to 1994 (Itamar Franco was divorced from Ana Elisa Junerus).
  • There's no First Lady in the period from 2011 to 2014 because the President Dilma Rousseff is female. There is no First Gentleman either, given that President Rousseff was already twice divorced when she assumed the presidency, and, as of September 2014, she remains unmarried. Paula Rousseff de Araújo, the president's daughter, sometimes accompanies her on state visits in an unofficial capacity.