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Augusto Barbosa da Silva

Augusto Barbosa da Silva, Brazilian mining engineer (Nova Lima, Minas Gerais State 15 Sep 1860 - Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais State 16 Jun 1939)

Regarded as one of the world pioneers in electrometallurgy 

Held many patents related to iron and steel production employing electricity 

Patented a process for production of pig iron, iron and its alloys jointly with a eletrical furnace that make it in 1902 (with Joseph Gerspacher)

Patented and constructed an innovative electrical furnace for ferromanganese production (1908) that attracted international reputation

Gold Medal, International exposition of Industry and Commerce, Torino, 1911.