São Gabriel, Rio Grande do Sul
Location within Rio Grande do Sul
|State||Rio Grande do Sul|
|Time zone||UTC-3 (UTC-3)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-2 (UTC-2)|
José Plácido de Castro (1873–1908), leader in the Acre War in which Acre became independent of Bolivia, was born in São Gabriel. It is the birthplace of the Field Marshal Mascarenhas de Morais (1883–1968) and the Baron of Candiota (c.1815–1894).
On 7 February 1756 Chief Sepe Tiaraju was killed here at the hands of Portuguese and Spanish soldiers. He was the principal leader of the Brazilian resistance movement against the implementation of the Madrid Treaty during the years 1754–1756. He became a symbol of courage to the indigenous population in South America struggling for their own land.
- Herói Brasileiro: Plácido de Castro (in Portuguese), Folha de S. Paulo: Enciclopédia Mirador Internacional, retrieved 2016-07-04
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