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Paulo Speller

Paulo Speller was born and raised in João Monlevade as the eldest son of the Luxembourgish engineer Guillaume Prosper Speller. Today, he is a university professor living in Belo Horizonte.

Interactive map of João Monlevade

Discover the city of João Monlevade with the interactive map.

Marc André Meyers

Marc André Meyers was born in Brazil as the eldest son of a Luxembourgish engineer. He is the author of "A Dama e o Luxemburguês" and university professor in San Diego.

Pedro Meyers

Pedro Meyers was born in João Monlevade and is the younger brother of Marc André Meyers. He is currenty living with his wife Marie-Christiane in Rio de Janeiro.

Marie-Rose Steil-Blang

Marie-Rose Steil-Blang lived in João Monlevade from 1951 to 1957. Her husband was a technician at Belgo Mineira. Today, Marie-Rose is living in her hometown Esch-sur-Alzette.

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte was founded in 1897 to replace the colonial city of Ouro Preto as the new capital of the State of Minas Gerais. Belo Horizonte is the country's first planned modern city.

Herbert Forster

Herbert Forster moved to João Monlevade with his parents in 1951 as a 9-year-old boy. He is currently living in Curitiba with his wife Rosimere.

Rosimere Forster

Rosimere moved to João Monlevade when her father was hired at Belgo Mineira as a retired military officer. She is married to Herbert Forster.