CULTURE & HISTORY

PETER FRANCISCO

 

     Peter Francisco, born Pedro Francisco (July 9, 1760 – January 16, 1831), known variously as the "Virginia Giant", the "Giant of the Revolution" and, occasionally, the "Virginia Hercules", was a Portuguese-born American patriot and soldier in the American Revolutionary War.

Peter (Pedro) Francisco, born July 9, 1760. Birth Certificate from the church at the town of Porto Judeu, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.  A full lenght motion picture, LUSO, will start film in in 2020. FOR MORE ABOUT PETER FRANCISCO, VISIT: HISTORY NET

 

ARISTIDES DE SOUSA MENDES

      Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches was one of the great heroes of the Second World War. As the Portuguese consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he found himself confronted in May and June of 1940 with the reality of many thousands of refugees outside the Portuguese consulate attempting to escape the horrors of the Nazi war machine. These persons were in desperate need of visas to get out of France, and a Portuguese visa would allow them safe passage through Spain to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, where they could find liberty to travel to other parts of the globe. FOR MORE ABOUT ARISITDES DE SOUSA MENDES, VISIT http://sousamendesfoundation.org/aristides-de-sousa-mendes-his-life-and-legacy/