Museu da Inconfidência

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Museu da Inconfidência
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Museum of the Inconfidência Building
LocationOuro Preto in Minas Gerais, Brazil
WebsiteOfficial Website

Museu da Inconfidência or Museum of the Inconfidência is a history museum dedicated to those who died in a failed rebellion movement Inconfidência Mineira for Brazilian independence from Portugal. It was established in 1938. It is located in Tiradentes Square in Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais in a former Jail. It was declared as a National Museum of Brazil in 1990.[1][2]


The then Brazilian President Getúlio Vargas decided that those who died in Inconfidência Mineira were martyrs and their remains were brought back from Africa where they had been buried or exiled by the Colonial Portuguese rulers. The museum was built as a tribute to their memory, and a Pantheon was built to house the remains of the rebels in 1942.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Museu da Inconfidência". Retrieved 2013-05-30. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Williams, Daryle (1994). ""Ad perpetuam rei memoriam": The Vargas Regime and Brazil's National Historical Patrimony, 1930-1945". Luso-Brazilian Review. 31 (2): 45–75. JSTOR 3514101.
  3. ^ Daryle Williams (12 July 2001). Culture Wars in Brazil: The First Vargas Regime, 1930–1945. Duke University Press. pp. 132–. ISBN 978-0-8223-2719-6. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Jailhouse at Ouro Preto". World Digital Library. 1868–1869. Retrieved 2013-05-29.