Soares de Sousa, Paulino
|Birthname||Paulin Joseph Soares de Souza|
|born on||4 October 1807 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )|
|Place||Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20|
|Timezone||LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°19' 20°24 Asc. 15°02'|
Brazilian nobleman, the Viscount of Uruguai, who was a congressman, a senator, a State Adviser and a skilful diplomat.
He distinguished himself during the 1850s when, as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Brazil, he organized the Brazilian Diplomatic Corps and structured the entire Brazilian policy of intervention in the River Plate against Juan Manuel de Rosas from Argentina, and Manuel Oribe from Uruguay.
A cautious diplomat, he knew how to take advantage of favourable circumstances, excluding unilateral action by Brazil and acting only at the request of the constitutional governments in the region. Success also came from his part in Franco-English involvement. He took on the financial burden incurred by France in maintaining the government of Montevideo and in relation to England, took steps towards the abolition of the slave traffic, creating favourable conditions for involvement by Brazil and its allies. In Paris in 1855 he negotiated the issue of Brazilian borders with French Guiana, which resulted in the matter being finally resolved in 1900, by the Baron of Rio Branco.
The Viscount died on 15 July 1866 in Rio de Janeiro, aged 58.
Sy Scholfield cites birth record quoted in "'La caída de Rosas': fraude, invención, embustes y adulteración documental de José María Rosa" by José Antônio Soares de Souza (Editorial Devenir, 1969), p. 61: "Du cinq octobre, mil huit cent sept, á deux heures du soir. -Acte de naissance de Paulin Joseph, du sexe masculin, né le Jour'hier; á midi, á París, rue des Postes No 42, División de l'Observatoire, fils de Joseph Antoine Soares de Souza, docteur en médiciríe ..."
- Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
- Vocation : Politics : Public office