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Tiradentes was founded in 1702 as Sao Jose del Rei, but after Brazil became a republic in 1889 the town was renamed in honor of the leader of the Inconfidencia Mineira, a plot by 12 citizens of Ouro Preto to gain Brazilian independence in 1789.

Tiradentes main squareTiradentes and his men were betrayed and he was executed pretty much before they even started. The town today is a sleepy place, full of cobbled streets and magnificent colonial architecture.

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