|Regions with significant populations|
|Predominantly São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro|
|Predominantly Roman Catholicism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Brazilians · French people|
Other White Brazilians · Belgian Brazilians · Luxembourg Brazilians · German Brazilians · Swiss Brazilians · Austrian Brazilians · Greek Brazilians · Arab Brazilians · Italian Brazilians · Spanish Brazilians · Portuguese Brazilians
French Canadians · French Americans · French Argentines · French Mexicans · French Uruguayans
French Brazilians (French: Franco-Brésilien; Portuguese: Franco-brasileiro or Galo-brasileiro) refers to Brazilian citizens of full of partial French ancestry or persons born in France who reside in Brazil. Between 1850 and 1965 around 100,000 French people immigrated to Brazil. The country received the second largest number of French immigrants to South America after Argentina (239,000). It is estimated that there are 2 million Brazilians of French descent today.
French immigration to Brazil
From 1819 to 1940, 40,383 Frenchmen immigrated to Brazil. Most of them settled in the country between 1884 and 1925 (8,008 from 1819 to 1883, 25,727 from 1884 to 1925, 6,648 from 1926 to 1940). Another source estimates that around 100,000 French people immigrated to Brazil between 1850 and 1965.
The French community in Brazil numbered 592 in 1888 and 5,000 in 1915. It was estimated that 14,000 Frenchmen were living in Brazil in 1912, 9% of the 149,400 Frenchmen living in Latin America, the second largest community after Argentina (100,000).
- Piracicaba (São Paulo - 1852)
- Guaraqueçaba (Paraná - 1852)
- Ivaí (Paraná - 1847)
Brazil has the following French international schools:
- Lycée Pasteur de São Paulo
- Lycée Molière de Rio de Janeiro
- Lycée Français François Mitterrand - Brasília
Notable French Brazilians
- Alfred Agache, architect
- Vitor Belfort
- Virginie Boutaud
- Lúcio Costa
- Louis Adolphe le Doulcet
- Marie Durocher
- Marc Ferrez
- Hércules Florence
- Prince Gaston, Count of Eu
- Magda Tagliaferro
- Aurélien Hérisson
- Éder Jofre
- Pardal Mallet
- Nelson Piquet
- Nelson Piquet Jr.
- Ivo Pitanguy
- Hermano da Silva Ramos
- Alberto Santos-Dumont
- Arkan Simaan
- Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy
- Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay
- Félix Taunay
- Paulino Soares de Sousa, 1st Viscount of Uruguai
- Ricardo Boechat
- Brazil–France relations
- Brazilians in French Guiana
- Immigration to Brazil
- White Brazilians
- Huguenots in South Africa
- French Canadians
- French people
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- "Vivre à l'étranger".
Ils ont été 100 000 à émigrer dans ce pays entre 1850 et 1965 et auraient entre 500 000 et 1 million de descendants.
- Possible paradises: Basque emigration to Latin America.
The French colony in this country numbered 592 in 1888 and 5,000 in 1915 (page 226).
- L'Amérique latine et l'Europe à l'heure de la mondialisation.
p. 194. Brésil : 14 000 (9%).
- "France Diplomatie - Brésil".
La communauté française au Brésil est estimée à 30 000 personnes.
- BASSANEZI, MARIA SILVA C. BEOZZO (org.). "Mapa das Colônias existentes na província de São Paulo em 1855". In: "São Paulo do Passado: Dados Demográficos – 1854". NEPO, UNICAMP, 1998