Gen Costa e Silva

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Artur da Costa e Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: aʁˈtuʁ dɐ ˈkɔstɐ i ˈsiwvɐ; October 3, 1899 – December 17, 1969) was a Brazilian Army General, the second President of Brazil during the military regime set up by the 1964 coup d'état. He was married to Iolanda Barbosa Costa e Silva, the daughter of a soldier. Born in the interior of Rio Grande do Sul, he reached the rank of Marshal of the Brazilian Army, and held the post of Minister of War in the government of the previous president, Marshal Castelo Branco. His government started the most oppressive stage of the military regime against communists, which would be continued and expanded under his successor, General Emílio Garrastazu Médici. It was during Costa e Silva's term of government that the decree known as the AI-5 (Institutional Act 5) was promulgated. This law gave the president the power to dismiss the National Congress, strip politicians of their offices of power, and institutionalize repressive methods of rule against left-wings parties and individuals.

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22. Dr Bezerra Menezes 4348
23. Euripedes Barsanulf 4348
24. Brigadeiro Sampaio 4271
25. José de Anchieta 3336
26. Gen Costa e Silva 3244
27. Isabel I 3234
28. Deodoro da Fonseca 3233
29. Rio Branco 3231
30. Tiradentes 3231

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179. José de Anchieta 3336
180. I. Kapodistrias 3311
181. Nikola Gruevski 3301
182. Bhagath Singh 3300
183. Gen Costa e Silva 3244
184. Isabel I 3234
185. Deodoro da Fonseca 3233
186. Tiradentes 3231
187. Rio Branco 3231

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