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Presidents and Rulers of Brazil


The following is a list of the presidents of the Federative Republic of Brazil, which contains all the people who held the leadership of government and state in the history of the country.

Year

Presidents of the Republic

15/11/1889
25/02/1891

Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca
(Provisional Government)

25/02/1891
23/11/1891

Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca
(Elected by Constituent Congress; Resigned)

23/11/1891
15/11/1894

Marshal Floriano Peixoto
(Vice President; assumed office)

15/11/1894
15/11/1898

Prudente de Moraes
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1898
15/11/1902

Sales Fields
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1902
15/11/1906

Rodrigues Alves
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1906
14/06/1909

Afonso Pena
(Elected president by direct vote; died in office)

14/06/1909
15/11/1910

Nile Piece
(Vice-President took over the Presidency)

15/11/1910
15/11/1914

Marshal Hermes da Fonseca
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1914
15/11/1918

Wenceslas Brás
(Elected president by direct vote)

1918

Rodrigues Alves
(died without assuming the presidency)

15/11/1918
28/07/1919

Delfim Moreira
(Vice President took office)

28/07/1919
15/11/1922

Epitacio Pessoa
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1922
15/11/1926

Arthur Bernardes
(Elected president by direct vote)

15/11/1926
24/10/1930

Washington Luis
(Elected president by direct vote; was ousted by the Revolution of 30)

1930

Julio Prestes

24/10/1930
03/11/1930

John of God Menna Barreto
(Provisional Governing Board)

24/10/1930
03/11/1930

Jose Isaiah of Noronha
(Provisional Governing Board)

24/10/1930
03/11/1930

Augusto Tasso Fragoso
(Provisional Governing Board)

03/11/1930
20/07/1934

Getulio Vargas
(Provisional Government)

20/07/1934
10/11/1937

Getulio Vargas
(Elected by the Constituent Assembly)

10/11/1937
29/10/1945

Getulio Vargas
(Head of Estado Novo; was deposed)

29/10/1945
31/01/1946

Jose Linhares
(Minister took over the presidency)

31/01/1946
31/01/1951

Eurico Gaspar Dutra
(Elected by direct vote)

31/01/1951
24/08/1954

Getulio Vargas
(Elected by direct vote; committed suicide)

24/08/1954
08/11/1955

Coffee Son
(Vice President took office, was prevented in 1955)

08/11/1955
11/11/1955

Carlos Luz
(President of the Chamber of Deputies took office)

11/11/1955
31/01/1956

Nereu de Oliveira Ramos
(Vice President of the Senate assumed the presidency)

31/01/1956
31/01/1961

Juscelino Kubitschek
(Elected by direct vote)

31/01/1961
25/08/1961

Jânio Frames
(Elected to resign after 8 months)

25/08/1961
08/09/1961

Paschoal Ranieri Mazzilli
(Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies temporarily assumed office)

08/09/1961
24/01/1963

João Goulart
(Vice-president took office. Parliamentarism adopted)

24/01/1963
01/04/1964

Paschoal Ranieri Mazzilli
(President of the Chamber of Deputies took office)

15/04/1964
15/03/1967

Castello Branco
(Elected by the National Congress)

15/03/1967
31/08/1969

Costa e Silva
(Indirectly elected; became ill in office)

31/08/1969
30/10/1969

Aurelio Lyra
(Military Board provisionally assumed)

31/08/1969
30/10/1969

Augusto Radamaker
(Military Board provisionally assumed)

31/08/1969
30/10/1969

Márcio Melo
(Military Board provisionally assumed)

30/10/1969
15/03/1974

Emílio Garrastazu Médice
(Indirectly elected)

15/03/1974
15/03/1979

Ernesto Geisel
(Indirectly elected)

15/03/1979
15/03/1985

John the Baptist of Figueiredo
(Indirectly elected)

1985

Tancredo Neves
(Indirectly elected; died on the eve of inauguration)

15/03/1985
15/03/1990

Jose Sarney
(Vice President took office)

15/03/1990
02/10/1992

Fernando Collor de Mello
(Elected by direct vote; suffered impeachment)

02/10/1992
01/01/1995

Itamar Franco
(Vice President took office)

01/01/1995
01/01/2003

Fernando Henrique Cardoso
(Elected by direct vote)

01/01/2003
01/01/2011

Luís Inácio Lula da Silva
(Elected by direct vote)

01/01/2011
31/08/2016

Dilma Vana Rousseff
(Elected by direct vote)

31/08/2016
01/01/2019

Michel Temer
(Vice-President, took office after impeachment of the holder, Dilma Rousseff)

01/01/2019

Jair Bolsonaro
(Elected by direct vote)