Today’s Doodle celebrates Brazilian architect and engineer Tebas (Joaquim Pinto de Oliveira)

The present Doodle celebrates the legacy of eighteenth century Brazilian architect and designer Joaquim Pinto de Oliveira, otherwise called Tebas. Students of history accept that during this month in 1778, Tebas broke liberated from the shackles of subjection and imbued his imaginative vision into the boulevards of São Paulo upon the finished remodel of one of his most famous designs: the first tower of the first São Paulo Cathedral.

Tebas was born in 1721 in the port city of Santos, Brazil, and was a dark slave of the notable Portuguese architect and manufacturer Bento de Oliveira Lima.

They moved to São Paulo during a time of sweeping common development in the capital city. Tebas had an uncommon mastery in working with stone, an ability which set his administrations sought after there.

By the 1750s, Tebas had ascended to turn into a profoundly practiced modeler in São Paulo, and over the next decades, he molded the city with developments including the pediment of the São Bento Monastery and the veneer of the Church of the Third Order of Carmo.

He kept working for quite a long time after he picked up his opportunity and lived until the age of 90. Throughout his long life, he cemented himself as one of the best Brazilian architects of his time.

Out of appreciation for Tebas’ commitments to the city, in 2019 his name was engraved at the previous site of what is generally viewed as one of his most popular works, the Chafariz da Misericordia (Fountain of Mercy), Sao Paulo’s first public water fountain which he planned and developed in 1792.

Much thanks to you, Tebas, for defeating all obstructions to lay the blueprint for a more brighter future.

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