Augusto Tasso Fragoso

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Augusto Tasso Fragoso
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President of Brazil
Member of the Military Junta
In office
24 October 1930 – 3 November 1930
Co-MembersIsaías de Noronha
Mena Barreto
Preceded byWashington Luís
(President of Brazil)
Succeeded byGetúlio Vargas
(President of Brazil)
Personal details
Born(1869-08-28)28 August 1869
São Luís, Empire of Brazil
Died20 September 1945(1945-09-20) (aged 76)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

General Augusto Tasso Fragoso, better known as Tasso Fragoso (São Luiz, Maranhão August 28, 1869 – September 20, 1945) was a Brazilian soldier and author. He led a coup d'etat that deposed Washington Luís on 24 October 1930 and prevented president-elect Julio Prestes from assuming the presidency of the Republic of Brazil. He was chief of the Provisional Governing Council (Junta Governativa Provisória) which handed the presidency to Getúlio Vargas on 3 November 1930. He was also the cousin of Portuguese President António Óscar Fragoso Carmona.

Works[edit]

  • A Revolução Farroupilha
  • Históra da Guerra entre a Tríplice Aliança e o Paraguai (1934, in 5 volumes).
  • Os Franceses no Rio de Janeiro.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Araripe, General Tristão de Alençar, Tasso Fragoso − Um pouco de História do Nosso Exército, Biblioteca do Exército Editora, 1960.
  • Koifman, Fábio, Organizador −Presidentes do Brasil, Editora Rio, 2001.


References[edit]

Preceded by
Washington Luís
Head of Government of Brazil
1930
Succeeded by
Getúlio Vargas

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