Brazilian politicianDied when: 75 years 190 days (906 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Quintino Antônio Ferreira de Sousa Bocaiuva (December 4, 1836 – June 11, 1912) was a politician and writer from Brazil.He served as the first Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, between 1889 and 1891, and also he was President of the State of Rio de Janeiro, between 1900 and 1903.
He was known for his actions during the Proclamation of the Republic.He was born in Itagüí and then moved to Sao Paulo, where he started working as typographer.
He started to study Law but he dropped off the studies due economical reasons.As a Nativist, he adopted the name "Bocaiuva" in reference to a local kind of palm tree.
He started as a journalist defending Republican ideas in some newspapers of Rio de Janeiro.He died in Rio de Janeiro at 75.
The neighborhood where he lived in the city was named after him, Quintino Bocaiuva, and is popularly known as Quintino.