Antônio Moreira César

Antônio Moreira César (July 9, 1850 – March 4, 1897) was a Brazilian army officer who fought on the side of the government forces in the Revolta da Armada, Federalist Riograndense Revolution and the War of Canudos. He was governor of the state of Santa Catarina in 1894 and was killed in action fighting against the rebels of Antonio Conselheiro.

Antônio Moreira César
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Born(1850-07-09)July 9, 1850
Pindamonhangaba
DiedMarch 4, 1897(1897-03-04) (aged 46)
Canudos
AllegianceBrazil
Service/branchBrazilian Army
RankColonel
Battles/wars

BiographyEdit

César was born in the state of São Paulo to Antônio Moreira César de Almeida (1814–1860) and his wife Francisca Correia de Toledo (1818–1895).

Revolta da Armada (1893–1894)Edit

Federalist Riograndense Revolution (1893–1895)Edit

War of Canudos (1896–1897)Edit

After a defeat at the hands of the Canudos rebels, the Brazilian Army sent César to lead a large expeditionary force against them consisting of three infantry battalions, one cavalry and one artillery battalion, which were all newly armed and trained. Despite the new knowledge gained about the size and resolve of the rebels, it was thought impossible that they could resist such a strong regular army force. However, the Canudos rebels defeated César's column after only two days of fighting, resulting in another great loss of life and military material among the Brazilian forces, as well as the death of César himself.

Political offices
Preceded by
Cristóvão Nunes Pires
Governor of Santa Catarina
1894
Succeeded by
Hercílio Luz