Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen

Bruno Miranda (Universidade de Pernambuco) Born in Dillenburg (Germany) in the Holy Roman Empire in 1604, Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen was the firstborn son of the marriage of Johan VII van Nassau-Siegen (1561-1623) to Margaretha van Holstein (1583-1658). In turn, Johan VII was the son of Johan VI van Nassau-Dillenburg (1535-1606), brother of Willem I …
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Jorge Mascarenhas, 1º Viceroy of Brazil

Ana Paula Megiani (Universidade de São Paulo) Date of Birth: 1579? Date of Death: 1652 Iº Count of Castelo Novo Iº Marquis of Montalvão Iº Viceroy of Brasil (1639-1641) The year of Jorge de Mascarenhas’ birth is uncertain, some claim to have been in 1570, others in 1585, or even in 1579, as indicated by …
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João Nunes Correia

Pablo Cañón (European University Institute) Birth: 1543, Castro Daire, Death: 1625, Madrid Merchant Link to BRASILHIS database: http://brasilhis.usal.es/es/personaje/joao-juan-nunes-correia-nunez-correa New Christian merchant of Portuguese origin. He developed his business mainly in the captaincy of Pernambuco (Brazil), where he acquired great political and social prestige. He was also often involved as a contractor, administering several of the commercial …
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Juana Catalina Ramírez de Ugarte

José Carlos Vilardaga (Universidade Federal de São Paulo) Date of birth: around 1610 “Creole” wife of Salvador Correá de Sá e Benavides, son of Martim Correa de Sá and grandson of Salvador Correa de Sá, o velho, governors of the captaincy of Rio de Janeiro. Link to BRASILHIS Database: https://brasilhis.usal.es/es/personaje/juana-catalina-ramirez-de-velasco-ugarte Catalina Ramírez de Velasco Ugarte …
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