Famous Brazilian Scientists

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David Bohm
(One of the Most Significant Theoretical Physicists of the 20th Century)
David Bohm
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Birthdate: December 20, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 27, 1992
Born to Jewish immigrants, David Bohm went against his father’s wish of joining his family’s furniture business and ventured into science instead. He later grew up to be an influential physicist and is now revered for his contribution to quantum mechanics and for introducing concepts such as Bohm’s diffusion.
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Miguel Nicolelis
(Neuroscientist best known for his pioneering work surrounding brain-machine interface technology)
Miguel Nicolelis
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Birthdate: March 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Warwick Estevam Kerr
(Geneticist, Entomologist, Agricultural engineer)
Warwick Estevam Kerr
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Birthdate: September 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santana do Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: September 15, 2018
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José Bonifácio de Andrada
(Brazilian Statesman Known for His Role in Brazil’s Attainment of Independence From Portugal)
José Bonifácio de Andrada
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Birthdate: June 13, 1763
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santos, State of São Paulo, Brazil
Died: April 6, 1838

José Bonifácio de Andrada was a Brazilian statesman. He was also a naturalist, mineralist, and professor. He was a significant proponent of Brazilian independence and also spearheaded the abolition project in Brazil. He was of the opinion that a new national capital should be created in Brazil's underdeveloped interior. As a naturalist, he discovered four new minerals. 

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Carlos Chagas
(Physician)
Carlos Chagas
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Birthdate: July 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oliveira, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Died: November 8, 1934

Carlos Chagas was a Brazilian sanitary physician and bacteriologist. Also a clinician and researcher, he discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, in 1909. He was working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro at that time. He was also the first to discover the parasitic fungal genus Pneumocystis. He founded a nursing school as well. 

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Peter Wilhelm Lund
(Paleontologist, Zoologist, Archeologist)
Peter Wilhelm Lund
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Birthdate: June 14, 1801
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: May 25, 1880

Peter Wilhelm Lund was a Danish paleontologist, zoologist, and archeologist. He spent most of his life working in Brazil and is considered the father of Brazilian paleontology as well as archaeology. He became the first person to describe dozens of species of pre-historic Pleistocene megafauna and discovered the fossilized remains of human beings among the remains of long-extinct species. 

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Bertha Lutz
(Zoologist, Politician, and Diplomat who became a leading figure in both the Pan American feminist movement and human rights movement)
Bertha Lutz
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Birthdate: August 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Died: September 16, 1976
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Froilano de Mello
(Microbiologist and Author)
Froilano de Mello
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Birthdate: May 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benaulim, Goa, Kingdom of Portugal
Died: January 9, 1955
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César Lattes
(Physicist)
César Lattes
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Birthdate: July 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
Died: March 8, 2005
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Elsimar M. Coutinho
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Birthdate: May 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 17, 2020
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Graças Foster
(Business executive)
Graças Foster
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Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caratinga, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil