1850 – Born on the 17th of January, Cimbres, Pernambuco, Brazil.
1888 – He was nominated a bishop by Pope Leo XIII, but refused; however, when Pope Leo, obviously believing very firmly in his ability, nominated him again three years later to the diocese of Goias he accepted his nomination very willingly.
1894 – Catholic bishop of Sao Paolo.
1897 – Cavalcanti was promoted to the see of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, then clearly the highest position on the Latin American Church.
1905 – Leo did not name him a cardinal, Pope Pius X did so in his second consistory on the 11th of December.
1914 – He participated in the conclave.
1922 – Decided voluntarily not to make the journey to Rome for the conclave something that Pius XI effectively outlawed by increasing the time between the death of a Pope and the start of a conclave.
1930 – Died on the 18th of April, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil