Fernando Henrique Cardoso

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Birth: June 18, 1931

Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, some African, possibly other)

Fernando Henrique Cardoso is a Brazilian sociologist, professor, and politician. A member of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, he served as President of Brazil, from 1 January, 1995 to 1 January, 2003. He was also Joint President of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, from 25 June, 1988 to 1989, and Minister of Finance, from 19 May, 1993 to 30 March, 1994, among other duties.

President Cardoso is the son of Nayde (Silva) and Leônidas Cardoso. He is said to have a black great-grandfather and a mulatto great-grandmother.

President Cardoso’s paternal grandparents were Joaquim Ignácio Baptista Cardoso (the son of Felicissimo do Espírito Santo Cardoso and Emerenciana Vicência de Azevedo) and Leonídia Fernandes. Felicissimo was the son of Manuel Cordoso de Campos and Rita Porfíria da Silva e Oliveira.

President Cardoso’s maternal grandparents were Silvestre Domingues de Araújo e Silva and Cândida Rego.

Source: Genealogy of Fernando Henrique Cardoso – https://www.geni.com

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