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 Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon

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Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon

Birth
Mimoso, Município de Santo Antônio do Leverger, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Death 19 Jan 1958 (aged 92)
Rio de Janeiro, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burial Botafogo, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Memorial ID 178120046 View Source
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He was a Brazilian military officer who is most famous for his exploration of Mato Grosso and the Western Amazon Basin, and his lifelong support of Brazilian indigenous populations. He was the first director of Brazil's Indian Protection Bureau (SPI/FUNAI) and supported the creation of the Xingu National Park. The Brazilian state of Rondônia is named after him. He was made Marshal, the highest military rank in Brazil.


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