History of Rio de Janeiro

History of Rio de Janeiro. Wonderful City.

What’s up, guys!
Do you know the history of Rio de Janeiro?

The city of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro was founded on March 1st, 1565 by Estácio de Sá who disembarked somewhere between the moutains Cara de Cão and Pão de Açúcar.

Rio de Janeiro was considered the most populous city in Brazil in the second half of the 17th century with about 30 thousand residents, what brought a fundamental importance to the colonial age.

The capital was transfered from Salvador to Rio de Janeiro in 1763 thanks to Marques de Pombal.
Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil between 1763 and 1960 when the government was transfered to Brasília

Rio de Janeiro is now the second biggest city in Brazil. São Paulo is the biggest one.

Rio de Janeiro was the stage for great events of the history of Brazil such as the arrival of the royal family of Portugal, in 1808, the declaration of Brazil’s independence, September 7th, 1822, the Proclamation of the Republic, on November 15th, 1889 and some civil revolutions, such as revolta da vacina, between November 10 and 16, 1904, revolta da chibata, from November 22th to 27th, 1910 and also revolta dos 18 do forte de Copacabana, July 5th, 1922.

Nowadays, Rio de Janeiro, also known as Wonderful city is the land of Samba, beaches, fun and beautiful people who squander happiness. The land of Carnaval, the biggest party on Earth and also the city to host the two most important events of the world: World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games, in 2016.

Rio de Janeiro is also the city where you can find the Portuguese School Rio & Learn, the perfect place to learn Portuguese while having fun and learning about the brazilian language and culture. 😉

History of Rio de Janeiro. The origin of Rio de Janeiro. Timeline.


1565 – Arrival of Estácio de Sá at Rio de Janeiro.
1763 – Rio de Janeiro becomes the capital of Brazil.
1808 – The royal family of Portugal arrives at Rio de Janeiro.
1822 – Declaration of Brazil’s independence.
1889 – Proclamation of the Republic.
1904 – Revolta da Vacina
1910 – Revolta da Chibata
1922 – Revolta dos 18 do Forte de Copacabana

That’s it, guys!
Now we know a liitle more about the history of Rio de Janeiro.
See you later!

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