Minister Gilmer Mendes and Largo S. Francisco Arcades

No, Minister Gilmar Ferreira Mendes didn’t graduate from Largo S. Francisco Arcades.

Your Excellency, as you understand, he’s a graduate of UNB, and later went to check in Germany.

But few folks know that the minister’s historical past is in some way linked with the Faculty of Law of S. Paolo.

And to know this connection, let’s return in time “just a little” and style some curiosities.

the coed

It was the morning of June 20, 1890.

The day dawned hazy and chilly within the then quick and shy Es Paulo de Piratininga. Students from Rio de Janeiro have been visiting the faculty on that date. The lecturers of São Paulo determined to carry a reception and the director “diploma room“The assembly was to be held. The professors have been invited. But one thing uncommon occurred. The professor of civil regulation, Counselor Justino D’Andre, “In a second of ill-temper, he uttered offensive concepts to lecturers

Knowing this, the scholars resolve to advertise an act of refusal in Franciscan model: as quickly because the trainer takes the chair to begin class, all of them depart the room in protest.

But the professor knew what the teachers have been as much as (was there a whistleblower?), and determined to confront the youth. He got here into the room and shouted angrily: “Get out! Get out! On the highway!

Immediately the scholars shouted “Cheers” and left. On the way in which out, passing by the intense grasp, it’s mentioned that some lecturers uttered offensive phrases in opposition to the professor and the professor additionally responded to the scholars.

The younger males instantly went to the telegraph workplace and despatched a telegram to the authorities within the federal capital for the Master’s retirement. The recipient of the missive was General Diodoro da Fonseca, Mr. Benjamin Constant, m. Francisco Glicerio and Mr. gross sales space

The incident created a stir within the society. The authorities has launched an inquiry to analyze what occurred. Everyone, together with a number of college students, was heard.

On July 5, 1890, two weeks later, the younger educational Dr Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendeswho actively participated within the subversive motion, already exhibiting the inimitable character that might mark his life.

Ah… Arcadus’ educational patronage does not conceal that we’re speaking in regards to the minister’s great-grandfather. Gilmer Ferreira Mendes.

And now allow us to get to know this character, who, other than his affiliation with the Supreme Court Dean, has proven quite a few coincidences that the tutorial spirit transcends generations.

Scholar of San Francisco

Let’s return to 1890.

Before testifying to the federal government fee coping with episodes of scholar fights with professors, the beardless Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendes should have mirrored on the modifications that took him to the tutorial bench of Paulesia.

Descendants of pioneers who pioneered the inside of the nation (Colonel Francisco Alexandre Ferreira Mendes and D. Leonarda Maria Ferreira Mendes), extra exactly in Mato Grosso, son Joaquim Pereira took the other route. He left the small and historic city of Diamantino, whose title doesn’t conceal the preciousness that resides there – in a really painful journey – in quest of the long-awaited bachelor’s diploma in São Paulo. Arriving within the capital of São Paulo, he attended the preparatory course vital for admission to the school (you could know Greek, Latin, English, philosophy, arithmetic, and many others.), was nicely authorised.

He was already in his 4th yr on the Academy when the occasions described with the Civil Law lens happened, as he “fully“In third yr. And he noticed a profitable profession forward.

After a productive educational interval, he graduated on December 23, 1891, which was recorded with panegyrics within the subsequent day’s newspapers.

Justice Promoter

Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendes was then appointed public prosecutor in Tiete, São Paulo, a metropolis he had already attended as a scholar and the place he gave a speech, on one event, to nice applause.

However, the Public Ministry of São Paulo took a short while to exonerate him in December 1893.

Soon, after returning to his place of birth, he was appointed Director of Public Instruction.

There his eloquence and intelligence have been admired by the countrymen.

the decide

In 1898, with the rise within the variety of judges within the state of Mato Grosso, Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendes, who had solely graduated seven years earlier, entered the court docket as a decide. He was 28 years previous.

Now it will likely be a peaceable and peaceable life with the household rising up fortunately on the banks of the Cuiaba River.

This would have been the case if the political state of affairs within the state was not but organized. We entered into an unusually republican system. Seditions pop up right here and there. In Mato Grosso, whose distance from the court docket was continental (it took at the least 30 days to journey from Cuaba to Rio de Janeiro), the size of the issues could be nicely imagined.

And so, defending legitimacy, Judge Ferreira Mendes discovered himself concerned in a political persecution, having to cover due to a riot within the state, promoted by conservatives fed up with the winds of progress.

A fugitive, and not taking on arms, the one strategy to save himself was to take refuge in established establishments.

Federal Court of Justice

As a affected person of Judge Ferreira Mendes, then Senator Antonio Azeredo filed a habeas corpus within the Federal Supreme Court. Interesting software – the place the creator states that “The narrowness of the sheet of paper wouldn’t match, the occasions that happened in that distant state theatre“- was assessed within the Supreme Court below No. 1.856.

It was November 20, 1901.

In November 1902, the choice of the STF turned public.

Based on the bulk, Ministers Lucio de Mendonça and Espirito Santo have been defeated, the order of the High Court was given to Judge Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendes.

It is curious that precisely 100 years later, in 2002, the great-grandson of the HC beneficiary would sit down in the identical court docket.


In 1903, and noting that at the moment there have been no present restrictions, Judge Ferreira Mendes topped Senator Generoso Ponce’s ticket for the place of Federal Deputy.

In the tip, Ferreira Mendes deserted his candidacy in favor of General Joaquim Antonio Javier do Val, who obtained probably the most votes.

Judiciary, Legal Education, Secretary of State, Legal Letters

Devoting himself to the judiciary, he served 4 phrases (1907 to 1912, 1916, 1918 and 1919 to 1920) as President of the Court of Justice.

He additionally holds the job of income consultant of the Liceu Salesiano S. Gonçalo. He was even thought of for the publish of Deputy Governor and, for a time, was Secretary of State, taking the Home portfolio. At that point, related to authorized literature – identical to his illustrious great-grandson – he instructed Legal journalA quarterly publication, containing works on doctrine and jurisprudence.

 But the largest coincidence with the great-grandson was but to come back.

In August 2008, when CNJ President, Minister Gilmar Mendes created the Prison Task Force. The minister studied the matter in depth, made suggestions and throughout a brief however fruitful tenure on the head of the CNJ, managed to ascertain mechanisms which can be getting used and developed to today, 14 years later.

In August 1915, ninety-three years earlier than the cursario mutirios, the MT authorities, by Law No. higher penal system, because the state of affairs within the state was very precarious. On March 1, 1916, he introduced a piece with pictures and diagrams exhibiting what the system regarded like and the way it labored abroad. If we had listened to the decide at the moment, we would not have the issues we’ve got at present.

 Ferreira Mendes has contributed to varied newspapers. He was one among its founders Catholic League and newspapers Beyond. He participated in varied associations, being one of many founders Historical Institute of Mato Grosso.

He retired in 1920 attributable to well being issues.

She was married to D. Maria Marques Ferreira Mendesdied in 1908, with whom he had 9 youngsters:

Lamartine Ferreira Mendes (additionally graduated from Arcadas, class 1918; he was a prosecutor, auditor of army justice, and impressed poet in SP);

Professor Dr. Francisco Alexandre Ferreira Mendes;

Valdemiro Ferreira Mendes;

Guiomar Ferreira Mendes Feitosa (Coincidentally the identical title because the minister’s spouse, Dr. Guiomare Feitosa);


Mario Ferreira Mendes (Married to Castorina Sabo Mendes, they’re the grandparents of Minister Gilmer Ferreira Mendes);

D. Zilda Mendes Gardes;

Professor Dr. Imilda Ferreira Mendes; and,

Joaquim Pereira Ferreira Mendes Filho.

Ill for a few years, he died in 1933, abandoning countless work and passing on a superb combat to his descendants.

Apparently, Minister Gilmar Mendes does not simply make tales, he has rather a lot to say.


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