Evaristo de Morais Filho was a Brazilian lawyer and former member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on July 5, 1914, the son of Antônio Evaristo de Morais and Flávia Dias de Morais, and died on July 22, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of 102. He was married to Hileda Flores de Moraes, with whom he had a couple of children.
He did his primary education at the Nilo Peçanha Public School, in São Cristóvão, and junior high at the 28 de Setembro Gymnasium. In 1933, he entered the Faculty of Law, University of Rio de Janeiro, later University of Brazil and, currently, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He graduated in 1937. He took further degrees, in Philosophy in 1949, as well as a PhD in Law in 1953 and in Social Sciences two years later.
He had a long and successful career as a government lawyer and bureaucrat. He voluntarily retired in December 1966 as Attorney for Labor Justice. In 1986 he was part of the Afonso Arinos Commission to draft the Brazilian Constitution. He was part of numerous cultural and legal associations in Brazil and abroad, and also held many teaching posts.
He was the fifth occupant of chair No. 40 at the Brazilian Academy, to which he was elected on March 15, 1984, in succession to Alceu Amoroso Lima. He was received on October 4, 1984 by academic Josué Montello.
Marcus Vinícius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha, was a Brazilian poet, lyricist, essayist, and playwright. Along with frequent collaborator Antônio Carlos Jobim, his lyrics and compositions were part of the birth of bossa nova music. He recorded several albums and also served as a diplomat.
Marshal João Baptista Mascarenhas de Morais was a Brazilian army officer and commander of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force in the Second World War. He was ranked Field Marshal and was the last active Brazilian marshal.
Antônio Maria de Araújo Morais, known as Antônio Maria, was a Brazilian writer of pop music lyrics as well as radio sports commentator, poet, composer, and chronicler.
Academia Brasileira de Letras (ABL) is a Brazilian literary non-profit society established at the end of the 19th century by a group of 40 writers and poets inspired by the Académie Française. The first president, Machado de Assis, declared its foundation on December 15, 1896, with the by-laws being passed on January 28, 1897. On July 20 of the same year, the academy started its operation.
Manuel Carneiro de Sousa Bandeira Filho was a Brazilian poet, literary critic, and translator, who wrote over 20 books of poetry and prose.
Zélia Gattai Amado de Faria was a Brazilian photographer, memoirist, novelist and author of children's literature, as well as a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Gattai wrote 14 different literary works, including children's books and her own personal memoirs have been widely published.
Carlos Chagas Filho was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his investigations on the neural mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of electrogenesis by the electroplaques of electric fishes. He was also an important scientific leader, being one of the founders of the Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was also a president for 16 years of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (1965–1967).
Evaristo de Macedo Filho,, known simply as Evaristo, is a Brazilian former footballer and coach.
Fábio Villela Barreto Borges was a Brazilian filmmaker, actor, screenwriter, and film producer. He was best known for directing O Quatrilho and Lula, o filho do Brasil, a biography based on President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's early life, which had been the most expensive film in the history of Brazilian cinema upon its release. Barreto slipped into a coma in 2009 after being involved in a car accident in Rio de Janeiro and, in August 2014, was reported to be in a minimally conscious state. He died on November 20, 2019, after almost 10 years in a coma.
The history of the socialist movement in Brazil is generally thought to trace back to the first half of the 19th century. There are documents evidencing the diffusion of socialist ideas since then, but these were individual initiatives with no ability to form groups with actual political activism.
The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law, also known as the National Faculty of Law, is a law school located in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Maria Morais Werneck de Castro was a Brazilian lawyer, militant communist, and feminist.
Febrônio Índio do Brasil was a Brazilian rapist and serial killer.
Rita de Morais Sarmento was a Portuguese civil engineer, the first woman to earn a degree in the subject in Portugal and probably the first woman to graduate as a chartered engineer in Europe.
Josué de Sousa Montello was a Brazilian writer and diplomat and a former president of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He was born in São Luís do Maranhão on August 21, 1917. He was the son of Antônio Bernardo Montello and Mância de Sousa Montello. He began his studies in São Luís do Maranhão, publishing his first literary works in A Mocidade, a journal at his school, the Liceu Maranhense.
Cândido Motta Filho was a Brazilian lawyer, professor, journalist, essayist and politician.
Edmar Lisboa Bacha is a Brazilian economist. He was born in Lambari, Minas Gerais, on February 14, 1942.
Tarcísio Meirelles Padilha is a Brazilian philosopher and former chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He was born in Rio de Janeiro on April 17, 1928, the son of Raymundo Delmiriano Padilha and D. Mayard Meirelles Padilha. In 1951, he married Ruth Maria Fortuna Padilha, and the couple has six children.
Arno Wehling was born in 1947 in the city of Rio de Janeiro, son of Eugen Horst Theodor Wehling and Helena Wehling, born in Düsseldorf and Florianópolis, respectively. He is married to professor and historian Maria José Cavalleiro de Macedo Wehling, born in Belém do Pará, with whom he has published works and conducted research.
Arnaldo Niskier is a Brazilian scholar. He was born in Rio de Janeiro in April 1935. He is the seventh occupant of Chair nº 18 at the Academia Brasileira, to which he was elected on March 22, 1984, succeeding Peregrino Júnior. He was received on September 17, 1984 by academic Rachel de Queiroz. In turn, he received academics Murilo Melo Filho, Carlos Heitor Cony and Paulo Coelho. He chaired the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1998 and 1999.