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Adm Joaquim Marques <I>Lisboa</I> Marquis of Tamandaré

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Adm Joaquim Marques Lisboa Marquis of Tamandaré Famous memorial

Birth
Rio Grande, Município de Rio Grande, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Death
20 Mar 1897 (aged 89)
Rio de Janeiro, Município de Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Burial
Porto Alegre, Município de Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Plot
Panteão Tamandaré
Memorial ID
46357349 View Source

He was an Admiral of the Brazilian Imperial Navy. Throughout his career, which lasted almost 60 years, he participated in the Brazilian War of Independence, in the subsequent internal conflicts in the Regency Period, and later in the wars of the Prata and Paraguay. For the services rendered to his country, he was made Marquis and, later, he was chosen as Patron of the Brazilian Navy. His name is found in the Book of Heroes of the Fatherland. A volunteer since the age of 15, Tamandaré stood out from a young age for his remarkable achievements. On one occasion he saved Brazilian prisoners from Argentine captivity, taking with them the enemy ship that transported them; participated in several combats at sea and behaved like a gentleman in victories; carried out two important rescues, that of the crew and passengers of the ship "Ocean Monarch" (which had caught fire) and that of the ship "Vasco da Gama", which had been wrecked in a storm at the entrance to the bar of Rio de Janeiro. In the course of its life, Brazil passed from a colony of Portugal to the United Kingdom, then to the Empire and, in 1889, the Republic. Tamandaré participated in several conflicts that could have divided the national territory and many political crises, such as the War of Independence of Brazil, in which he pursued the Portuguese fleet almost to the mouth of the Tagus, or the Cisplatina War, in which he stood out in such a way that, at the age of 19, he was appointed commander of a ship for the first time. Internationally, he was commander of the Brazilian naval forces in the intervention in Uruguay, where he even served as a diplomat. Later, as Admiral, he commanded the naval forces of the alliance during the Paraguayan War in operations in the Rio de la Plata basin in support of the remaining forces, as in the Battle of Passo da Pátria. At the time of the Proclamation of the Republic of Brazil on November 15, 1889, Tamandaré sided with Emperor D.Pedro II and requested permission to launch a counter-coup, but the Emperor did not allow it. Two months later, on January 20, 1890, Tamandaré retired with the rank of Admiral, after almost 60 years in the service of the Brazilian Navy and his homeland. He is now the patron of the Brazilian Navy, an armada that has already named several ships in honor of its illustrious sailor. For the high services rendered to the empire, he was awarded the titles of Baron with grandeur on March 14, 1860, Viscount with grandeur on February 18, 1865, Count on December 13, 1887 and Marquis de Tamandaré on May 16, 1888., having been the first officer of the Armada to earn a title of nobility. D. Pedro II chose the name Tamandaré in honor of the Pernambuco beach where he spent time with the future Admiral, who asked the Emperor for the favor of collecting the remains of his brother Manoel Marques Lisboa, buried in that locality's cemetery. On August 20, 1957, the Medal "Mérito Tamandaré" was created by decree, used to award individual or collective personalities, military or civilian, who have provided relevant services in the dissemination and strengthening of the traditions of the Brazilian Navy. In several places in Brazil, monuments were also erected in his honor, such as the one at the beginning of Praia de Botafogo, the one in Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo. The day of his birth, December 13, is the day of the sailor.[12][80] His name was included in the Book of Heroes of the Fatherland on December 13, 2004. He and his wife were originally buried in the city of Rio de Janeiro/RJ, but in 1994 the remains of them were transferred to the city of Rio Grande/RS, to the Tamandaré Pantheon.

He was an Admiral of the Brazilian Imperial Navy. Throughout his career, which lasted almost 60 years, he participated in the Brazilian War of Independence, in the subsequent internal conflicts in the Regency Period, and later in the wars of the Prata and Paraguay. For the services rendered to his country, he was made Marquis and, later, he was chosen as Patron of the Brazilian Navy. His name is found in the Book of Heroes of the Fatherland. A volunteer since the age of 15, Tamandaré stood out from a young age for his remarkable achievements. On one occasion he saved Brazilian prisoners from Argentine captivity, taking with them the enemy ship that transported them; participated in several combats at sea and behaved like a gentleman in victories; carried out two important rescues, that of the crew and passengers of the ship "Ocean Monarch" (which had caught fire) and that of the ship "Vasco da Gama", which had been wrecked in a storm at the entrance to the bar of Rio de Janeiro. In the course of its life, Brazil passed from a colony of Portugal to the United Kingdom, then to the Empire and, in 1889, the Republic. Tamandaré participated in several conflicts that could have divided the national territory and many political crises, such as the War of Independence of Brazil, in which he pursued the Portuguese fleet almost to the mouth of the Tagus, or the Cisplatina War, in which he stood out in such a way that, at the age of 19, he was appointed commander of a ship for the first time. Internationally, he was commander of the Brazilian naval forces in the intervention in Uruguay, where he even served as a diplomat. Later, as Admiral, he commanded the naval forces of the alliance during the Paraguayan War in operations in the Rio de la Plata basin in support of the remaining forces, as in the Battle of Passo da Pátria. At the time of the Proclamation of the Republic of Brazil on November 15, 1889, Tamandaré sided with Emperor D.Pedro II and requested permission to launch a counter-coup, but the Emperor did not allow it. Two months later, on January 20, 1890, Tamandaré retired with the rank of Admiral, after almost 60 years in the service of the Brazilian Navy and his homeland. He is now the patron of the Brazilian Navy, an armada that has already named several ships in honor of its illustrious sailor. For the high services rendered to the empire, he was awarded the titles of Baron with grandeur on March 14, 1860, Viscount with grandeur on February 18, 1865, Count on December 13, 1887 and Marquis de Tamandaré on May 16, 1888., having been the first officer of the Armada to earn a title of nobility. D. Pedro II chose the name Tamandaré in honor of the Pernambuco beach where he spent time with the future Admiral, who asked the Emperor for the favor of collecting the remains of his brother Manoel Marques Lisboa, buried in that locality's cemetery. On August 20, 1957, the Medal "Mérito Tamandaré" was created by decree, used to award individual or collective personalities, military or civilian, who have provided relevant services in the dissemination and strengthening of the traditions of the Brazilian Navy. In several places in Brazil, monuments were also erected in his honor, such as the one at the beginning of Praia de Botafogo, the one in Ibirapuera Park, in São Paulo. The day of his birth, December 13, is the day of the sailor.[12][80] His name was included in the Book of Heroes of the Fatherland on December 13, 2004. He and his wife were originally buried in the city of Rio de Janeiro/RJ, but in 1994 the remains of them were transferred to the city of Rio Grande/RS, to the Tamandaré Pantheon.

Bio by: Ali Kamel Issmael Junior

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