Public Figure Profiles

Gétulio Dorneles Vargas

Getúlio Dornelles Vargas (19 April 1882 – 24 August 1954), also known by his initials GV and nicknamed "the Father of the Poor", was a Brazilian lawyer and politician who served as the 14th and 17th president of Brazil, from 1930 to 1945 and from 1951 to 1954.

Born in São Borja, Rio Grande do Sul to a powerful local family, Vargas had a short stint in the Army before entering law school. He began his political career as district attorney, soon becoming a state deputy prior to an interim period. He entered national politics as a member of the Chamber of Deputies, then served as Minister of Finance under president Washington Luís before departing to head Rio Grande do Sul as state president.

In 1930, after losing the presidential election, Vargas rose to power under a provisional presidency following an armed revolution, remaining until 1934 when he was elected president under a new constitution. Three years later he seized powers under the pretext of a potential communist insurrection, beginning the eight-year long Estado Novo dictatorship. In 1942, he led Brazil into World War II on the side of the Allies after being sandwiched between Nazi Germany and the United States. Though there was notable opposition to his government, the major revolts – the 1932 Constitutionalist Revolution and the Communist uprising of 1935 in his constitutional presidency, and the Brazilian Integralist Action's putsch in his dictatorship – were all successfully suppressed, though the methods Vargas used in quelling his opposition ranged from light peace terms to jailing political opponents.

Though he was ousted in 1945 after fifteen years in power, Vargas returned to the presidency democratically after winning the 1950 presidential election. However, a growing political crisis led to his suicide in 1954, prematurely ending his second presidency. Historians consider Vargas as the most influential Brazilian politician of the 20th century. He is also one of a number of populists who arose during the 1930s in Latin America, including Lázaro Cárdenas and Juan Perón, who promoted nationalism and pursued social reform.

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Some of their strengths

Gétulio Dorneles Vargas has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Passionate, Practical, Confident, Energetic, Intelligent, Inquisitive, and Imaginative.

Independent and Brave

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Gétulio Dorneles Vargas is someone who is an independent, brave, and honest person who approaches life with energy, intuition, passion, and generosity. A person who seems to identify with family, heritage and ancestry.

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Gétulio Dorneles Vargas well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Organized and Achievement-oriented

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Gétulio Dorneles Vargas as someone who is organized, goal-oriented, practical, and persevering.

Who is hardworking, intellectual, and easygoing, who loves higher education and learning and sharing ideas with others, and who loves healthy competition.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Gétulio Dorneles Vargas is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is altruistic, tolerant, and sophisticated, and who tends to be a perfectionist who is always working to try and make everything and everyone better.

Independent and Dynamic

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Gétulio Dorneles Vargas tends to be someone who is independent, dynamic, and courageous. Who can be positive, energetic, self-reliant, and adventurous, and who can make friends easily.

Some of Gétulio Dorneles Vargas's challenges

While Gétulio Dorneles Vargas has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Gétulio Dorneles Vargas can be Stubborn, Callous, Short-tempered, Impulsive, Hesitant, Narcissistic, and Suspicious.

Short-tempered and Impulsive

One of Gétulio Dorneles Vargas's key challenges is that they are someone who can come across as short-tempered and impulsive.

Callous and Selfish

Gétulio Dorneles Vargas is someone who can be standoffish, pessimistic, and ruthless, who can have difficulty concentrating and be impatient, can have difficulty discovering the keys to personal contentment, and who can have a tendency to overwork and hoard wealth and possessions.

Aggressive and Domineering

Finally, Gétulio Dorneles Vargas also can be aggressive, impatient, impulsive, and short-tempered.