The origin of the city dates back to Itaquaquecetuba
of the twelve villages founded by the Jesuit priest José de Anchieta , in his
long stay in Brazil . Its creation is due to the
then president of the province, Bernardo José Pinto Peixoto Hawk , with the
name of Our Lady of Help village in September 7, 1560, and established on the
edge of the Tietê River , to catechize guaianases.
In the decades of 10 and 20 of the seventeenth
century , however, the village was almost