Thomas Plantagenet Bigg-Wither

Thomas Plantagenet Bigg-Wither (born in Hampshire, October 16, 1845 - died at sea, July 19, 1890) was an engineer and writer.[1]

Thomas Plantagenet Bigg-Wither (1845-1890)

Between 1871 and 1875, he participated in an expedition in the Brazilian province of Paraná in southern Brazil.[2]

After returning to England, he published the book Pioneering in South Brazil. He also published an article called "The valley of the Tibagy, Brazil".[3][4]

In the 1880s, he worked as chief engineer of a railroad in India. In 1890, he became ill. When he returned to England, he died on the ship and was buried at sea.


  1. OBITUARY. THOMAS PLANTAGENET BIGG-WITHER, 1845-1890 Virtual Library - 2015
  2. 1872 - 1875 Thomas Bigg-Wither (page 27) Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Book Ruínas e Urubus from Fernando Costa Straube - 2015 (in Portuguese)
  3. Pioneering in south Brazil. Three years of forest and prairie life in the province of Paraná - original text - original text of book - 2015
  4. Pioneering in south Brazil Senate of the Brazilian Government - 2015