Google doodle honours Brazilian architect and engineer ‘Tebas’ (Joaquim Pinto de Oliveira)

The present Doodle praises the inheritance of eighteenth century Brazilian architect and engineer Joaquim Pinto de Oliveira, otherwise called Tebas. Students of history accept that during this month in 1778, Tebas broke liberated from the shackles of subjugation and instilled his aesthetic vision into the roads of São Paulo upon the finished remodel of one of his most notable structures: the principal tower of the first São Paulo Cathedral.

Tebas was conceived in 1721 in the port city of Santos, Brazil, and was a dark slave of the notable Portuguese designer and manufacturer Bento de Oliveira Lima. They moved to São Paulo during a time of extensive 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 an exceptionally cultivated engineer in São Paulo, and over the next decades, he molded the city with developments including the pediment of the São Bento Monastery and the exterior 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. Through the span of his long life, he established himself as one of the best Brazilian planners of his time.

To pay tribute to Tebas’ commitments to the city, in 2019 his name was engraved at the previous site of what is broadly viewed as one of his most popular works, the Chafariz da Misericordia (Fountain of Mercy), Sao Paulo’s first open drinking fountain which he planned and built in 1792.

Thank you, Tebas, for beating all snags to lay the plan for a more promising time to come!

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