Darci Vargas

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Her Excellency
Darci Vargas
Getúlio and Darci Vargas in June 1911
First Lady of Brazil
In office
November 3, 1930 – October 29, 1945
Preceded by Sofia Pais de Barros
Succeeded by Luísa Linhares
In office
January 31, 1951 – August 24, 1954
Preceded by Carmela Dutra
Succeeded by Jandira Café
Personal details
Born (1895-12-12)December 12, 1895
São Borja, Brazil
Died 25 June 1968(1968-06-25) (aged 72)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse(s) Getúlio Vargas (1911–1954; his death)
Children 5

Darci Lima Sarmanho Vargas (12 December 1895 – 25 June 1968) was the wife of Getúlio Vargas, former President of Brazil, and the First Lady of the country during two different periods (from 1930 to 1945 and from 1951 until her husband's suicide).

Darci and Getúlio Vargas, whom she married in March 1911, had five children. However, the president was an unfaithful husband. Aimée de Heeren, later the daughter-in-law of Fernanda Wanamaker, was reported to be one of his mistresses.

She became a notable philanthropist and founded many charitable organizations.

Darci (second right) and Getúlio Vargas (center; in uniform) in the Catete Palace after the Revolution of 1930.

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