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would be nice to mention that petropolis was largely an immigrant place, being build and inhabited by germans and italians as the primary groups. Architecture such as the Quitandinha Palace display the german style for instance.
perhaps I could do it myself, but I am still a wiki virgin so it frightens me...LOL
To anonymous 18.104.22.168: The original page had many grammatical errors, confusing passages, and irrelevant detail. I spent a couple of hours fixing those problems, and also reorganizing the information in a more logical order, trying to follow the style of most Wikipedia city pages. Sorry for not explaining my fixes, but I thought that the improvements (at least some of them) were obvious enough. If you disagree with some of my fixes, of find errors in what I wrote, please try to contribute positively instead of simply reverting the whole page to the previous bad version. Thanks. Jorge Stolfi 16:04, 2 Apr 2004 (UTC)
I don't have much practise with Wikipedia edition. However, it would be nice to cite Sir Peter Brian Medawar. He was born in Petrópolis, son of an Englishwoman. He was awarded with the Nobel Prize of medicine in 1960. Some references are http://www.answers.com/topic/peter-medawar?cat=health and http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1960/medawar-bio.html Besides that, take a look on the page in portuguese: it would be nice to include that map.
(Sorry for the typo... I don't have much "practice" instead of "practise", lol)
The two links you provided above say Sir Peter Medawar was born in Rio de Janeiro, without specifying if this is the state or the city. Petrópolis is not mentioned there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 21:38, 19 September 2007 (UTC)
In the first link we have: "Peter Medawar was born on Feb. 28, 1915, in Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil of a British mother and Lebanese father." It is in the second block of text. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 21:53, 6 November 2007 (UTC)
Why the city has a greek name? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 02:22, 19 June 2008 (UTC)
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From [, it indicates that land in Petropolis is subject to Emphyteusis. Is there a good source to confirm this is still the case? (http://www.traditioninaction.org/OrganicSociety/A_055_Cumulative.html indicates this applied historically) -Hydronium Hydroxide (talk) 07:14, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
- Gee, and here I though emphyteusis was wiped out by the World Health Organization in the 1950s. A friend's grandfather died of it and they say when he was coughing up the usufruct it was really disgusting. EEng 03:04, 6 May 2016 (UTC)
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