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Evaristo Ferreira da Veiga e Barros

8 October 1799
Rio de Janeiro
Died12 May 1837 (1837-05-13) (aged 37)
Rio de Janeiro
OccupationJournalist, poet, politician

Evaristo Ferreira da Veiga e Barros (October 8, 1799 – May 12, 1837) was a Brazilian poet, journalist, politician and bookseller. Da Veiga founded one of the first Brazilian newspapers, A Aurora Fluminense, in 1827, during the reign of Emperor Pedro I. [1] He was also federal deputy and senator for Minas Gerais. Da Veiga composed poems including the lyrics for the Hino da Independência and is the patron of the tenth seat of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. [2]

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  1. Barbosa, Marialva (2015-04-02). História Cultural da Imprensa (in Portuguese). Mauad Editora Ltda. ISBN   9788574787428.
  2. "Evaristo da Veiga- Biografia". Academia Brasileira de Letras. Retrieved 29 November 2015.