‚Äč‚ÄčAndre Reboucas

Born in 1838

Birthplace Rio De Janeiro

-        He was trained at the military school of Rio de Janeiro and became an engineer after studying in Europe.

-        In 1864 Reboucas was named a lieutenant in the engineering corps in the Paraguayan War.

-        As naval vessels became more and more integral, Reboucas designed an immersible device which could be projected underwater , causing an explosion with any ship it hit. The device became known as the torpedo.

-        Reboucas taught at the Polytechnical School in Rio de janeiro and became very wealthy. He uses his wealth to aid in the Brazilian abolition movement. Trying to end slavery in Brazil.

-        After growing disgusted with conditions in Brazil, Reboucas moved to Funchal, Madeira , off of the coast of Africa where he died in 1898.