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Arthur Bernardes

His Excellency
Arthur Bernardes
Arthur Bernardes c. 1922
12th President of Brazil
In office
15 November 1922 – 15 November 1926
Vice President Estácio Coimbra
Preceded by Epitácio Pessoa
Succeeded by Washington Luís
14th Governor of Minas Gerais
In office
7 September 1918 – 7 September 1922
Preceded by Delfim Moreira
Succeeded by Raul Soares de Moura
Personal details
Born (1875-08-08)8 August 1875
Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazilian Empire
Died 23 March 1955(1955-03-23) (aged 79)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Political party Minas Gerais Republican

Arthur da Silva Bernardes (Portuguese: ; 8 August 1875 – 23 March 1955) was a Brazilian politician in the early 20th century. Born in Viçosa, Minas Gerais, he was elected Governor of Minas Gerais in 1918. In 1922, he was elected President of Brazil and served until 1926. Facing a military rebellion, Bernardes ruled under a state of siege during most of the course of his term.


  • "Arthur da Silva Bernardes" at the Brazilian Presidential Library
Political offices
Preceded by
Epitácio Pessoa
President of Brazil
Succeeded by
Washington Luís
Preceded by
Delfim Moreira
Governor of Minas Gerais
Succeeded by
Raul Soares de Moura
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