Salvador de Menezes Drummond Furtado de Mendonça (Itaboraí, July 21, 1841 – Rio de Janeiro, December 5, 1913), known as Salvador de Mendonça, was a Brazilian lawyer, journalist, diplomat and writer. He was one of the founders of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and of the Republican Movement in Brazil.
After being appointed Consul of Brazil in Baltimore in 1875, Mendonça was made the following year consul general of the Brazilian Empire in the United States, with residence in New York City. After serving in that position for 14 years, in 1890 he was appointed minister plenipotentiary of Brazil to the U.S.
José Maria da Silva Paranhos Jr., Baron of Rio Branco was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor, considered to be the "father of Brazilian diplomacy". He was the son of statesman José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco. The Baron of Rio Branco was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, occupying its 34th chair from 1898 until his death in 1912. As a representative of Brazil, he managed to peacefully resolve all Brazil's border disputes with its South American neighbours and incorporate 900 thousand kilometers through his diplomacy alone.
João Baptista de Oliveira Figueiredo was a Brazilian military leader and politician who was the 30th President of Brazil, the last of the military regime that ruled the country following the 1964 coup d'état. He was chief of the Secret Service (SNI) during the term of his predecessor, Ernesto Geisel, who appointed him to the presidency at the end of his own mandate. He took the oath of office on 15 March 1979, serving until 14 March 1985.
Antônio Gonçalves Dias was a Brazilian Romantic poet, playwright, ethnographer, lawyer and linguist. A major exponent of Brazilian Romanticism and of the literary tradition known as "Indianism", he is famous for writing "Canção do exílio", the short narrative poem I-Juca-Pirama, the unfinished epic Os Timbiras, and many other nationalist and patriotic poems that would award him posthumously with the title of national poet of Brazil. He was also an avid researcher of Native Brazilian languages and folklore.
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.
João Ubaldo Ribeiro was a Brazilian writer, journalist, screenwriter and professor. Several of his books and short stories have been turned into movies and TV series in Brazil. Ribeiro was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, being elected in 1994. At the time of his death many considered him to be Brazil's greatest contemporary novelist.
The Archdiocese of São Salvador da Bahia is part of the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil. The Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia also carries the title Primate of Brazil. The archdiocese is located in the city of Salvador, Bahia.
Matias de Albuquerque, the first and only Count of Alegrete, was a Brazilian colonial administrator and soldier. He was nicknamed "Hero of Two Continents" for his performance, beginning in 1624, against the Dutch invaders of colonial Brazil and for his role, beginning in 1641, as a general in Portugal, fighting for João IV during the Portuguese Restoration War, where he won the battle of Montijo over the Spaniards (1644). For this victory he was rewarded by the King with the title of Count of Alegrete.
José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva was a French-born Brazilian poet, teacher and senator. He is known as "the Younger" to distinguish him from his grand-uncle, José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, "the Elder" or "the Patriarch", a famous statesman who was one of the most important mentors of Brazilian independence.
The capture of Bahia was a military engagement between Portugal and the Dutch West India Company, that occurred in 1624, and ended in the capture of the Brazilian city of Salvador da Bahia by the latter. This capture was part of the Groot Desseyn plan of the Dutch West India Company. Although the Dutch intentions were reported to the Spanish no preventive counter-action was taken by them.
Hipólito José da Costa Pereira Furtado de Mendonça was a Brazilian journalist and diplomat considered to be the "father of Brazilian press".
Sampaio Corrêa Futebol e Esporte, commonly known as Sampaio Corrêa, is a Brazilian football club based in Saquarema, Rio de Janeiro state.
Muriqui is a district of the municipality of Mangaratiba, located within the Greater Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is part of the Green Coast. Highway BR-101 passes through the district.
Fábio Medina Osório is a lawyer, professor, and former Attorney General of Brazil. He is the former State Prosecutor of Rio Grande do Sul, and was appointed Attorney General of Brazil by Acting President Michel Temer.
Sérgio Paulo Rouanet is a Brazilian diplomat, philosopher, essayist and scholar. He was the national Secretary of Culture between 1991 and 1992, and in his tenure he created the Lei de Incentivo à Cultura, a tax credit law for companies and citizens that sponsor cultural activities, which became known as Rouanet Law.
Anísio Spínola Teixeira was a Brazilian educator, jurist, and writer. Teixeira was one of the reformers of Brazilian education of the early 20th century, being an advocate of progressive education in the country. He was one of the co-founders of the University of the Federal District, in 1935, and of the University of Brasília in 1960.
Luís Henrique Ferreira de Aguiar was the consul general of the Empire of Brazil in the United States from 1842 until his death.
Jorge Emílio Medauar (1918-2003) was a Brazilian poet and writer. He was born in 1918 in the village of Água Preta do Mucambo, currently a municipality in Uruçuca, in the southern region of Bahia. His parents, Emílio Medauar and Maria Zaidan Medauar, were Arab immigrants. When still young, he moved to São Simão, in the interior of São Paulo with his family. His career as a writer, journalist and publicist began in Rio de Janeiro in 1945. Initially, he worked in two magazines linked to the Brazilian Communist Party (PCB), as secretary at Literatura (1946-1948) and editor at Fundamentos (1948-1955).
Evanildo Cavalcante Bechara is a Brazilian scholar. He was born in Recife on February 26, 1928. He was orphaned at an early age, and moved to Rio de Janeiro in order to complete his education, staying at the home of a great uncle.
João Neves da Fontoura was a Brazilian lawyer, diplomat and politician. He was born in Cachoeira on November 16, 1887, and died in Rio de Janeiro on March 31, 1963.
Joaquim Manuel de Macedo (patron)
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Founder of the 20th chair
1897 — 1913
Emilio de Meneses
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