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Emile Demuth

Emile Demuth was a Luxembourgish engineer who joined Belgo Mineira in 1954. Torn apart from his family back home, he shared his experiences and intimate thoughts with his wife, son and mother-in-law in 68 letters.

Fazenda Solar

The Fazenda Solar was built around 1818 as the new residence of the French engineer Jean Antoine Félix Dissandes de Monlevade. Today, the Fazenda belongs to ArcelorMittal and is occasionally used for special receptions.

João Monlevade

João Monlevade is an industrial city in the State of Minas Gerais. It was built by the Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo Mineira in the 1930s and named after the French engineer Jean de Monlevade, who had settled in the region in the early 19th century. On 29th April 1964, the village of João Monlevade was promoted into a Brazilian municipality and currently has an estimated population of about 80 000.