List of presidents of Brazil + Kings and rulers

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In this article we will see a list of all the rulers of Brazil from 1500 when Brazil was a colony until 2019 with a list of Brazil's presidents when it became a republic (1891). I hope you like that list of kings and presidents.

Throughout the history of Brazil he went through:

  • It was pre-cabralina (before 1500);
  • Colonial period (1500–1815);
  • United Kingdom to Portugal (1815–1822);
  • Empire (1822–1889);
  • First Republic (1889–1930);
  • It was Vargas (1930–1945);
  • Fourth Republic (1946–1964);
  • Military dictatorship (1964–1985);
  • Sixth Republic (1985 – present);

List of Kings that Brazil had in the Colonial period

  • D. Manuel I & nbsp; (1500–1521);
  • D. João III & nbsp; (1521–1557);
  • D. Sebastião & nbsp; (1557–1578);
  • D. Henrique & nbsp; (1578–1580);
  • D. Filipe I & nbsp; (1581–1598);
  • D. Philip II & nbsp; (1598–1621);
  • D. Philip III & nbsp; (1621–1640);
  • D. João IV & nbsp; (1640–1656);
  • D. Afonso VI & nbsp; (1656–1683);
  • D. Pedro II (from Portugal) & nbsp; (1683–1706);
  • D. João V & nbsp; (1706–1750);
  • D. José & nbsp; (1750–1777);
  • D. Maria I & nbsp; (1777–1816);
  • D. João VI & nbsp; (1816–1822);
  • D. Pedro I (1822–1831);
  • D. Pedro II the last monarch (1831–1889);

List of Governors of Brazil before the Republic

In addition to the Kings, Brazil also had governors-general who ruled the country or parts of it during its colonization. Below we will leave a complete list with these governors.

NameOfficeBeginning of MandateEnd of Mandate
Tomé de SousaGovernorJuly 7, 1549May 1, 1553
Duarte da CostaGovernorMay 1, 1553January 3, 1558
Mem de SáGovernorJanuary 3, 1558March 2, 1572
Luís de Brito e AlmeidaGovernor in BahiaDecember 10, 1572April 12, 1578
Antonio SalemaGovernor in Rio de Janeiro15741577
Lourenço da VeigaGeneral-governorApril 12, 1578June 17, 1581
Cosme Rangel de MacedoAntónio BarreirosGovernment BoardJune 17, 1581May 11, 1582
Manuel Teles BarretoGeneral-governorMay 11, 1582May 9, 1587
Antonio BarreirosCristóvão de BarrosAntónio Coelho de AguiarGovernment BoardMay 9, 15871592
Francisco de SousaMarquis of MinasGeneral-governor1592April 1, 1602
Diogo BotelhoGeneral-governorApril 1, 16021607
Diogo de Meneses and SequeiraGovernor-General in Bahia1608August 22, 1612
Francisco de SousaMarquis of MinasGovernor-general in Rio de Janeiro16091611
Gaspar de SousaGeneral-governor1613January 1, 1617
Luís de Sousa,Count of PradoGeneral-governorJanuary 1, 1617October 12, 1621
Diogo de Mendonça FurtadoGeneral-governorOctober 12, 1621July 26, 1624
Matias de Albuquerque,count of AlegreteGeneral-governor16241625
Francisco de Moura RolimGeneral-governor16251627
Diogo Luís de OliveiraGeneral-governor1627December 11, 1635
Pedro da Silva,count of São LourençoGeneral-governorDecember 11, 1635January 23, 1639
Fernando de Mascarenhas,count of the TowerGeneral-governorJanuary 23, 16391640
Vasco de Mascarenhas,Count of ÓbidosGeneral-governor1640May 26, 1640
Jorge de Mascarenhas,Marquis of MontalvãoViceroyMay 26, 1640April 16, 1641
Pedro da Silva SampaioLuís Barbalho BezerraLourenço de Brito CorreiaProvisional government boardApril 16, 1641July 14, 1642
Antonio Teles da SilvaGeneral-governor1642December 26, 1647
António Teles de Meneses,count of Vila Pouca de AguiarGeneral-governorDecember 26, 1647March 10, 1650
João Rodrigues de Vasconcelos e Sousa,Count of Castelo MelhorGeneral-governorMarch 10, 1650December 14, 1654
Jerónimo de Ataíde, 6th Count of AtouguiaGeneral-governorDecember 14, 1654June 20, 1657
Francisco Barreto de MenesesGeneral-governorJune 20, 1657July 21, 1663
Vasco de Mascarenhas,Count of ÓbidosViceroyJuly 21, 1663June 13, 1667
Alexandre de Sousa FreireGeneral-governorJuly 13, 1667May 8, 1671
Afonso Furtado de Castro de Mendonça,viscount of BarbacenaGeneral-governorMay 8, 1671November 26, 1675
Agostinho de Azevedo MonteiroÁlvaro de AzevedoAntônio Guedes de BritoProvisional government boardNovember 26, 1675March 5, 1678
Roque da Costa BarretoGeneral-governorMarch 5, 1678May 23, 1682
Antônio de Sousa MenesesGeneral-governorMay 23, 1682June 4, 1684
António Luís de Sousa Telo de Meneses,Marquis of MinasGeneral-governorJune 4, 1684June 4, 1687
Matias da CunhaGeneral-governorJune 4, 1687October 24, 1688
Manuel da Resurrição(chairman)Manuel Carneiro de SáGovernment BoardOctober 24, 1688October 8, 1690
Antônio Luís Gonçalves da Câmara CoutinhoGeneral-governorOctober 8, 1690May 22, 1694
João de LencastreGeneral-governorMay 22, 1694July 3, 1702
Rodrigo da CostaGeneral-governorJuly 3, 1702September 8, 1705
Luís César de MenesesGeneral-governorSeptember 8, 1705May 3, 1710
Lourenço de AlmadaGeneral-governorMay 3, 1710October 14, 1711
Pedro de Vasconcelos e SousaGeneral-governorOctober 14, 1711October 14, 1714
Pedro António de Meneses Noronha de Albuquerque,Marquis of AngejaViceroyOctober 14, 1714June 11, 1718
Sancho de Faro e Sousa,count of VimieiroGeneral-governorAugust 21, 1718October 13, 1719
Sebastião Monteiro da VideCaetano de Brito and FigueiredoJoão de Araújo e AzevedoProvisional government boardOctober 14, 1719November 23, 1720
Vasco Fernandes César de Meneses,count of SabugosaViceroyNovember 23, 1720May 11, 1735
André de Melo e Castro,Count of GalveiasViceroyMay 11, 1735December 17, 1749
Luís Pedro Peregrino de Carvalho and Ataíde,count of AtouguiaViceroyDecember 17, 1749August 17, 1754
José Botelho de MatosManuel António da Cunha Souto MaiorLourenço MonteiroProvisional government boardAugust 17, 1754December 23, 1755
Marcos José de Noronha and Brito,count of ArcosViceroyDecember 23, 1755January 9, 1760
António de Almeida Soares Portugal,Marquis of LavradioViceroyJanuary 9, 1760July 4, 1760
Tomás Rubi de Barros BarretoJosé Carvalho de AndradeGonçalo Xavier de Barros and AlvimProvisional government boardJuly 4, 1760June 27, 1763
Antônio Álvares da Cunha,Count of CunhaVice-King and Captain-General of Sea and Land of the State of Brazil [30]June 27, 1763August 31, 1767
Antônio Rolim de Moura Tavares,count of AzambujaViceroyNovember 17, 1767November 4, 1769
Luís de Almeida Portugal Soares de Alarcão d'Eça and Melo Silva Mascarenhas,Marquis of Lavradio and Count of AvintesViceroyNovember 4, 1769April 30, 1778
Luís de Vasconcelos e Sousa, 4th Count of FigueiróViceroyApril 30, 1778May 9, 1790
José Luís de Castro,count of ResendeViceroyJune 4, 1790October 14, 1801
Fernando José de Portugal and Castro,Marquis of AguiarViceroyOctober 14, 1801October 14, 1806
Marcos de Noronha and Brito,count of ArcosViceroyOctober 14, 1806January 22, 1808
Marcos de Noronha and Brito, count of ArcosViceroyOctober 14, 1806January 22, 1808

List of presidents of Brazil from the proclamation of the republic

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PresidentElectionTerm of officeVice-President-(s)Broken
Deodoro da Fonseca1891November 15, 1889 until November 23, 1891 (2 & nbsp; years and 8 & nbsp; days)Floriano Peixotonone (military)
Floriano Peixoto-November 23, 1891 to November 15, 1894 (2 years and 357 days)nonenone (military)
Prudente de Morais1894November 15, 1894 to November 15, 1898 (4 years)Manuel VitorinoPR Federal Republican Party
Sales Fields1898November 15, 1898 to November 15, 1902 (4 years)Rosa e SilvaPRP Paulista Republican Party
Rodrigues Alves1902November 15, 1902 to November 15, 1906 (4 years)Afonso PenaPRP Paulista Republican Party
Afonso Pena1906November 15, 1906 to June 14, 1909 (2 years and 211 days)Nilo PeçanhaPRM Mineiro Republican Party
Nilo Peçanha-June 14, 1909 to November 15, 1910 (1 year and 154 days)nonePRF Fluminense Republican Party
Hermes da Fonseca1910November 15, 1910 to November 15, 1914 (4 years)Wenceslas BrásPRC Conservative Republican Party
Wenceslas Brás1914November 15, 1914 to November 15, 1918 (4 years)Urbano SantosPRM Mineiro Republican Party
Rodrigues Alves1918He died before taking possessionDelfim MoreiraPRP Paulista Republican Party
Delfim Moreira-November 15, 1918 until July 28, 1919 (255 days)nonePRM Mineiro Republican Party
Epitácio Pessoa1919July 28, 1919 until November 15, 1922 (3 years and 110 days)Delfim Moreira and Bueno de PaivaPRM Mineiro Republican Party
Artur Bernardes1922November 15, 1922 until November 15, 1926 (4 years)Estacio CoimbraPRM Mineiro Republican Party
Washington Luís1926November 15, 1926 to October 24, 1930 (3 years and 343 days)Fernando de Melo VianaPRP Paulista Republican Party
Julio Prestes1930Elected, he did not assume due to the 1930 RevolutionVital SoaresPRP Paulista Republican Party
Provisional Governing Board of 1930-October 24, 1930 to November 3, 1930 (10 days)nonenone (military)
Getulio Vargas1934November 3, 1930 to November 10, 1937 (7 years and 7 days)nonenone (civil)
Getulio Vargas1937 CoupNovember 10, 1937 to October 29, 1945 (7 years and 353 days)nonenone (civil)
José Linhares-October 29, 1945 to January 31, 1946 (94 days)nonenone (civil)
Eurico Gaspar Dutra1945January 31, 1946 to January 31, 1951 (5 years)Nereu RamosSocial Democratic Party PSD
Getulio Vargas1950January 31, 1951 to August 24, 1954 (3 years and 205 days)Café SonPTB Brazilian Labor Party
Café Son-August 24, 1954 - November 8, 1955 (1 year and 76 days)nonePSP Progressive Social Party
Carlos Luz-November 8, 1955 to November 11, 1955 (3 days)noneSocial Democratic Party PSD
Nereu Ramos-November 11, 1955 to January 31, 1956 (81 days)noneSocial Democratic Party PSD
Juscelino Kubitschek1955January 31, 1956 to January 31, 1961 (5 years)João GoulartSocial Democratic Party PSD
Jânio Quadros1960January 31, 1961 to August 25, 1961 (206 days)João GoulartPTN National Labor Party
Ranieri Mazzilli-August 25, 1961 to September 7, 1961 (13 days)noneSocial Democratic Party PSD
João Goulart-September 7, 1961 to April 2, 1964 (2 years and 208 days)noneBrazilian Labor PartyPTB
Ranieri Mazzilli-April 2, 1964 to April 15, 1964 (13 days)noneSocial Democratic Party PSD
Humberto Castelo Branco1964April 15, 1964 to March 15, 1967 (2 years and 334 days)José Maria Alkminnone (military)




ARENA National Renewal Company
Artur da Costa e Silva1966March 15, 1967 to August 31, 1969 (2 years and 169 days)Pedro AleixoARENA National Renewal Company
Pedro Aleixo-Vice-President prevented from taking office as President by the 1969 Provisional Governing BoardnoneAll rights reserved.
1969 Provisional Governing Board-August 31, 1969 to October 30, 1969 (60 days)nonenone (military)
Emílio Garrastazu Médici1969October 30, 1969 to March 15, 1974 (4 years and 136 days)Augusto RademakerNational Renovating Alliance ARENA
Ernesto Geisel1974March 15, 1974 to March 15, 1979 (5 years)Adalberto Pereira dos SantosNational Renovating Alliance ARENA
João Figueiredo1978March 15, 1979 to March 15, 1985 (6 years)Aureliano ChavesNational Renovating Alliance ARENA




PDS Social Democratic Party
Tancredo Neves1985He died before taking possessionJosé SarneyBrazilian Democratic Movement Party PMDB
José Sarney-March 15, 1985 to March 15, 1990 (5 years)noneBrazilian Democratic Movement Party PMDB
Fernando Collor1989March 15, 1990 to December 29, 1992 (2 years and 289 days)Itamar FrancoParty of National ReconstructionPRN
Itamar Franco-December 29, 1992 to January 1, 1995 (2 years and 3 days)noneBrazilian Democratic Movement Party PMDB
Fernando Henrique Cardoso1994 and 1998January 1, 1995 to January 1, 2003 (8 years)Marco MacielBrazilian Social Democracy PSDB
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva2002 and 2006January 1, 2003 to January 1, 2011 (8 years)José AlencarPT Workers Party
Dilma Rousseff2010 and 2014January 1, 2011 to August 31, 2016 (5 years and 243 days)Michel TemerPT Workers Party
Michel Temer-August 31, 2016 to January 1, 2019 (2 years and 123 days)noneBrazilian Democratic Movement Party PMDB
Jair Bolsonaro2018January 1, 2019 (106 days to date)Hamilton MouraoSocial Liberal Party PSL

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