September 20, 1835 CE – Rebels Capture Porto Alegre, Beginning Brazil’s Farroupilha Revolution

September 20, 1835 CE – Rebels Capture Porto Alegre, Beginning Brazil’s Farroupilha RevolutionRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Deep in southern Brazil, the city of Porto Alegre sits on the Atlantic Ocean. During the first few decades of the 19th century, it rapidly transformed into one of the primary commercial centers in the massive South American nation. Fed up with trading practices they believed favored merchants from nearby Uruguay and Argentina, farmers from the state of Rio Grande do Sul rebelled against the high taxes on their goods by launching an attack on the commercial center. On September 20, 1835, revolutionary forces captured Porto Alegre, launching the War of […]