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20) The Tiradentes monument in the square with the same name in Ouro Preto. In 1789, Ouro Preto witnessed the development of the Inconfidência Mineira, an intellectual conspiracy based on ideas of the French and U.S. revolutions, which sought freedom from Portugal. The Inconfidência was discovered by the Portuguese Crown and the conspirators either executed or exiled. The leader of the conspiracy, Tiradentes (Joaquim José da Silva Xavier), was hanged and quartered.20) O monumento a Tiradentes na praça com o mesmo nome, em Ouro Preto. Em 1789, Ouro Preto presenciou o desenvolvimento da Inconfidência Mineira, uma conspiração intelectual baseada nas revoluções francesa e americana, que buscava libertar o Brasil de Portugal. A Inconfidência foi descoberta pela Coroa Portuguesa, e os conspiradores foram executados ou exilados. O líder da conspiração, Tiradentes (Joaquim José da Silva Xavier), foi enforcado e esquartejado.


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