Famous Brazilian Scientists

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 1 David Bohm

David Bohm
Famous As: Scientist
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.

 2 Enéas Carneiro

Enéas Carneiro
Famous As: Cardiologist
Birthdate: November 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rio Branco, State of Acre, Brazil
Died: May 6, 2007

Enéas Carneiro was a Brazilian polymath. A qualified cardiologist, he also had degrees in mathematics and physics. Active in politics as well, he represented the state of São Paulo in the National Chamber of Deputies and ran for presidency three times. He founded the nationalist and conservative Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (PRONA). 

 3 José Bonifácio de Andrada

José Bonifácio de Andrada
Famous As: Statesman
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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 4 Carlos Chagas

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

 5 Froilano de Mello

Froilano de Mello
Famous As: Microbiologist and Author
Birthdate: May 17, 1887
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Benaulim, Goa, Kingdom of Portugal
Died: January 9, 1955

 6 César Lattes

César Lattes
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: July 11, 1924
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Curitiba, State of Paraná, Brazil
Died: March 8, 2005

 7 Elsimar M. Coutinho

Elsimar M. Coutinho
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: May 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pojuca, State of Bahia, Brazil
Died: August 17, 2020
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 8 Graças Foster

Graças Foster
Famous As: Business executive
Birthdate: August 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Caratinga, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

 9 Warwick Estevam Kerr

Warwick Estevam Kerr
Famous As: Geneticist, Entomologist, Agricultural engineer
Birthdate: September 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santana do Parnaíba, São Paulo, Brazil
Died: September 15, 2018

 10 Peter Wilhelm Lund

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

 11 Bertha Lutz

Bertha Lutz
Famous As: Zoologist, Politician, and Diplomat who became a leading figure in both the Pan American feminist movement and human rights movement
Birthdate: August 2, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Died: September 16, 1976

 12 Miguel Nicolelis

Miguel Nicolelis
Famous As: Neuroscientist best known for his pioneering work surrounding brain-machine interface technology
Birthdate: March 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil