1896 in Brazil

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Events in the year 1896 in Brazil.



  • 4 November - The Brazilian government sends 100 men under the command of Lieutenant Manuel da Silva Pires Ferreira to intervene in the Canudos region.[1]
  • 21 November - The War of Canudos begins with an attack by the small force led by Pires Ferreira. They are fiercely counter-attacked by a band of 500 armed men; the Brazilian force retreats, after incurring severe losses and killing 150 of the attackers, many of whom are armed only with machetes, primitive lances and axes.[2]
  • Manuel Ferraz de Campos Sales becomes governor of São Paulo.




  1. ^ TOK de HISTÓRIA: War of Canudos. Accessed 21 March 2014
  2. ^ Cunha, Euclides da. Rebellion in the Backlands. Translated from Portuguese Os Sertões. University of Chicago Press, 1957. ISBN 0-226-12444-4.
  3. ^ History of the Brazilian Air Force - Marechal-do-Ar Eduardo Gomes
  4. ^ Rubem Fonseca - O Selvagem da Ópera, Nova Fronteira 1994.