Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca

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Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca

Hermes Rodrigues da Fonseca (born May 12, 1855 in São Gabriel , Rio Grande do Sul ; † September 9, 1923 in Petrópolis , Rio de Janeiro ) was a Brazilian marshal , politician and eighth from November 15, 1910 to November 15, 1914 President of Brazil. He belonged to the Partido Republicano Conservador (PRC).

Before that, he was Minister of War for a number of years and in this capacity in 1908 he was the first non-European War Minister to be invited to the autumn maneuvers in Germany . It is known that he showed a lot of sympathy for the German Empire and Kaiser Wilhelm II .

Hermes Fonseca was not expressly in favor of monarchist tendencies in his country, but was not hostile to them either. The Brazilian monarchists were able to appear more openly than ever before and had meanwhile gained so much influence that they even succeeded in having a monument to Emperor Peter II erected in Petrópolis , the unveiling of which President Fonseca also attended.

Individual evidence

  1. Cf. Gerhard Brunn: Germany and Brazil ; Latin American Researches, 4; Cologne: Böhlau, 1971; ISBN 978-3-412-38971-0 ; Pp. 86 and 106f.
  2. Report No. 5B by L. Ritter von Egger of May 18, 1911 to Freiherr von Aehrenthal, HHStA, PA XXXVI, K20.
    Günter Kahle: The efforts to restore the monarchy in Brazil from the perspective of Austrian diplomacy, 1889-1914 ; in: Norbert Fintzsch, Hermann Wellenreuther (ed.): Liberalitas. Festschrift for Erich Angermann ; Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1992; ISBN 978-3-515-05656-4 ; Pp. 239–262, here p. 260

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Nilo Peçanha President of Brazil
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