A Documentary from Brazil

Imagens gravadas na ocasião do falecimento do Barão do Rio Branco
R: Unknown. P: Ministério das Relações Exteriores. Br 1912
Print: Fundação Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo

“José Maria da Silva Paranhos, Jr., Baron of Rio Branco (in Portuguese:Barão do Rio Branco) (April 20, 1845 – February 10, 1912) was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor, considered to be the ‘father of Brazilian diplomacy’.  He was the son of famous statesman José Maria da Silva Paranhos, Sr. The Baron of Rio Branco was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, occupying its 34th chair from 1898 until his death in 1912. As a representative of Brazil, through his outstanding diplomacy, he managed to peacefully resolve Brazil’s border disputes with its South American neighbours.”
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