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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.

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.

Ildeu Caldeira

Ildeu Caldeira is a retired Belgo Mineira worker who moved to João Monlevade as a young boy in the 1930s.

Neli Cekiera

Dona Neli moved to João Monlevade in the 1930s, where she fell in love with the son of a Polish engineer.

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.

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.

Marie Christiane Heuwert-Meyers

Marie Christiane Heuwert-Meyers was born in João Monlevade as only daughter of a Luxembourgish engineer and is currently the Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Interactive map of João Monlevade

Discover the city of João Monlevade with the interactive map.