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Raimundo Teixeira Belfort Roxo

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Name  Raimundo Belfort

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Died  1896, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Raimundo Teixeira Belfort Roxo better known as engineer Belfort Roxo (São Luís do Maranhão, 11 September 1838 — Rio de Janeiro, 17 November 1896) was a Brazilian engineer. He was the son of José Rodrigues Roxo and Maria Rita Teixeira Vieira Belfort.


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Belfort Roxo was General Inspector of Works of Rio de Janeiro. Along with engineer Paulo de Frontin, Roxo solved the problem of water shortage suffered by the people of Rio de Janeiro in 1889.

Belfort Roxo expanded the modernization of the port of Sao Luis, Maranhao and inspected the construction of the Railroad Mines in Rio de Janeiro. He was also the directory of Inspector General of Public Works of Rio de Janeiro.


Belfort Roxo achieved a Bachelor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences at the Central School of Rio de Janeiro, later called the Polytechnic School of Rio de Janeiro. Along with Paulo de Frontin and Pereira Passos, he was sent by D. Pedro II in Europe, to study there. He graduated from the Institute of Civil Engineers of London and the School of Bridges and Sidewalks of Paris .


In 1888 the region of Baixada Fluminense suffered a large drought. The city instituted a plan contrived by Paulo de Frontin and Belfort Roxo that involved the transportation of 15 million liters of water to the city of Corte over the course of 6 days. At some point after his death and in tribute for his services in alleviating the drought, his name was given to a sugar plantation around which Nova Iguacu later grew and enveloped. In January 1, 1993 the city of Belford Roxo was created out of Nova Iguaçu.

Additionally, in the Copacabana neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Belfort Roxo's name was given to a street.


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