1891 in Brazil

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Events in the year 1891 in Brazil.

Incumbents[edit]

Events[edit]

  • 24 February – A new constitution is adopted by a Constitutional Congress.[1]
  • 26 FebruaryPresidential election: De facto President Deodoro da Fonseca is confirmed in post, gaining 55.61% of the vote.
  • 3 November – President Fonseca dissolves the National Congress and declares a "state of emergency".
  • 23 November
  • 3 December – A sudden deterioration is noted in the health of Pedro II.[5]
  • 9 December – Despite government repression, a popular gathering in memory of the deceased emperor occurred takes place, organized by the Marquis of Tamandaré, Viscount of Ouro Preto, Viscount of Sinimbu, Baron of Ladário, Carlos de Laet, Alfredo d' Escragnolle Taunay, Rodolfo Dantas, Afonso Celso and Joaquim Nabuco.[6]
  • date unknown - The daily newspaper Jornal do Brasil is founded.[7]

Arts and culture[edit]

Books[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Pedro II in his deathbed, 6 December 1891

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full text of the Constitution available at
  2. ^ Charles Willis Simmons, Marshal Deodoro and the fall of Dom Pedro II, 1966
  3. ^ Carvalho, José Murilo de (2007). D. Pedro II: ser ou não ser (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Companhia das Letras. ISBN 978-85-359-0969-2.
  4. ^ Besouchet, Lídia (1993). Pedro II e o Século XIX (in Portuguese) (2nd ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira. ISBN 978-85-209-0494-7. p 26
  5. ^ Besouchet, Lídia (1993). Pedro II e o Século XIX (in Portuguese) (2nd ed.). Rio de Janeiro: Nova Fronteira. ISBN 978-85-209-0494-7. p 30
  6. ^ Calmon, Pedro (1975). História de D. Pedro II. 5 v (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro: J. Olympio. P 1907
  7. ^ "O adeus ao 'Jornal do Brasil': após 119 anos, um dos diários mais importantes do país deixa de ...", 31 August 2010 (Portuguese) Accessed 28 March 2014
  8. ^ Saidenberg, Theresa. "Como surgiu a Umbanda em nosso país: 70° aniversário de uma religião brasileira." Revista Planeta, São Paulo, N. 75, December 1978. p. 34–38.

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