Who was Zumbi Dos Palmares
Zumbi was a descendant of Angolan royalty who was enslaved and sent to Brazil.
He led a guerrilla war against the Portuguese, and built a city deep within the Amazon rainforest for runaway slaves.
Under his brilliant leadership, he turned a timid group of slaves into a genuine threat against the Portuguese authority even reducing the King of Portugal himself to begging for a peace offering.
He is celebrated widely in Brazil today as a national hero, with a public holiday held on the day of his death.
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