Since the naval revolt of 1893-1894 the name of the capital of Santa Catharina has been changed from Desterro to Florianopolis in honour of President Floriano Peixoto.
Second in authority was placed General Floriano Peixoto, an officer also under heavy obligations to the deposed monarch, as indeed were nearly all of those who took active part in the conspiracy.
General da Fonseca and General Floriano Peixoto were elected to fill the offices of president and vice-president until the 15th of November 1894.
This act, however, met with such strong opposition that he resigned office on the 23rd of November 1891, and Vice-President Floriano Peixoto assumed the presidency.
Floriano Peixoto had been accustomed all his life to use harsh measures.
The church of Santa Maria in Valvendra, built in 1473, has frescoes by Floriano Ferramola of Brescia (d.
Pedro II., is a boys' college of a high school grade, located on Rua Floriano Peixoto, with an 'internato or boarding-school in Rua de S.
In 1894 Santa Catharina fell into the possession of revolutionists against the government of President Floriano Peixoto.