|13th President of Brazil|
15 November 1926 – 24 October 1930
|Vice President||Fernando de Mello Viana|
|Preceded by||Artur Bernardes|
|Succeeded by||Brazilian Military Junta of 1930|
26 October 1869|
Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian Empire
|Died||4 August 1957
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
|Political party||Republican Party of São Paulo|
Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈwɔʃĩtõ luˈiʃ peˈɾejɾɐ dʒi ˈsowzɐ]; 26 October 1869 – 4 August 1957) was a Brazilian politician and the last president of the First Brazilian Republic.
His family was of Portuguese Romani descent. He was born in Macaé, Rio de Janeiro, and moved to São Paulo, where he became a lawyer. Elected governor of São Paulo state in 1920 and president of Brazil in 1926, Washington Luís belonged to the Republican Party of São Paulo (PRP) and served as the last president of the First Brazilian Republic (see also café com leite, coronelismo).
Facing the 1929 crisis, the president lost almost all his support. He selected his friend Júlio Prestes as his successor in 1930, but just three weeks before the end of his term, Luís was overthrown in a coup d'etat during the Brazilian Revolution of 1930, and was succeeded as president by the short-lived Brazilian Military Junta in the last few months of 1930.
- http://www.infoescola.com/historia-do-brasil/governo-de-washington-luis/ (Spanish language)
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