Famous People From Brazil
Find out more about the greatest Brazilian Writers, including Monteiro Lobato, Paulo Coelho, Caetano Veloso, Clarice Lispector and Fernando Henrique Cardoso.
Paulo CoelhoPaulo Coelho
24 August 1947
Brazilian lyricist
Mário de AndradeMário de Andrade
09 October 1893
Poet

Jennifer O'NeillJennifer O'Neill
20 February 1948
Actress

Caetano VelosoCaetano Veloso
07 August 1942
Writer, Politician, Singer, Guitarist, Jazz

Fernando Henrique CardosoFernando Henrique Cardoso
18 June 1931
Politician, Diplomat, Sociologist, Writer

Clarice LispectorClarice Lispector
10 December 1920
Writer, Screenwriter, Translator, Journalist,
Edir MacedoEdir Macedo
18 February 1945
Theologian, Writer

Chico BuarqueChico Buarque
19 June 1944
Singer, Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Jazz

Fernando Collor de MelloFernando Collor de Mello
12 August 1949
Politician, Writer
Vinicius de MoraesVinicius de Moraes
19 October 1913
Poet, Singer, Composer, Journalist, Diplomat,

José SarneyJosé Sarney
24 April 1930
Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet,
Chico XavierChico Xavier
02 April 1910
Psychic, Writer

Augusto BoalAugusto Boal
16 March 1931
Theatre director, Writer, Politician, Playwright

Jorge AmadoJorge Amado
10 August 1912
Writer, Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Lawyer,

CazuzaCazuza
04 April 1958
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter,

Marcos PontesMarcos Pontes
11 March 1963
Engineer
Leonardo BoffLeonardo Boff
14 December 1938
Catholic priest, Theologian, Writer

Carlos Drummond de AndradeCarlos Drummond de Andrade
31 October 1902
Poet, Journalist, Writer, Screenwriter, Children's

João Guimarães RosaJoão Guimarães Rosa
27 June 1908
Novelist

Rubem FonsecaRubem Fonseca
11 May 1925
Writer
Ruy BarbosaRuy Barbosa
05 November 1849
Polymath

Ariano SuassunaAriano Suassuna
16 June 1927
Playwright
Monteiro LobatoMonteiro Lobato
18 April 1882
Linguist, Journalist, Writer, Publisher,

José Bonifácio de AndradaJosé Bonifácio de Andrada
13 June 1763
Statesman

Castro AlvesCastro Alves
14 March 1847
Poet
Oswald de AndradeOswald de Andrade
11 January 1890
Poet

João Cabral de Melo NetoJoão Cabral de Melo Neto
09 January 1920
Poet
Joaquim NabucoJoaquim Nabuco
19 August 1849
Writer

Graciliano RamosGraciliano Ramos
27 October 1892
Writer

Abdias do NascimentoAbdias do Nascimento
14 March 1914
Scholar
Joaquim Maria Machado de AssisJoaquim Maria Machado de Assis
21 June 1839
Brazilian novelist

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Gonçalves DiasGonçalves Dias
10 August 1823
Poet
Rachel de QueirozRachel de Queiroz
17 November 1910
Novelist

Manuel BandeiraManuel Bandeira
19 April 1886
Poet

Cecília MeirelesCecília Meireles
07 November 1901
Writer

Moacyr ScliarMoacyr Scliar
23 March 1937
Author
Erico VerissimoErico Verissimo
17 December 1905
Author
Haroldo de CamposHaroldo de Campos
19 August 1929
Poet

Nélida PiñonNélida Piñon
03 May 1937
Author

Rubem BragaRubem Braga
12 January 1913
Writer

João da Cruz e SousaJoão da Cruz e Sousa
24 November 1861
Poet
Gregório de MatosGregório de Matos
23 December 1636
Poet

Bernardo GuimarãesBernardo Guimarães
15 August 1825
Poet

Augusto de CamposAugusto de Campos
14 February 1931
Author

Murilo MendesMurilo Mendes
13 May 1901
Poet

José Lins do RegoJosé Lins do Rego
03 July 1901
Novelist
Manuel Antônio de AlmeidaManuel Antônio de Almeida
17 November 1830
Novelist

Jorge de LimaJorge de Lima
23 April 1893
Politician
Graça AranhaGraça Aranha
21 June 1868
Writer

Basílio da GamaBasílio da Gama
08 April 1741
Poet

José Américo de AlmeidaJosé Américo de Almeida
10 January 1887
Writer
Adonias FilhoAdonias Filho
27 November 1915
Novelist

Alceu Amoroso LimaAlceu Amoroso Lima
11 December 1893
Writer
Cassiano RicardoCassiano Ricardo
26 July 1895
Journalist

Barbosa Lima SobrinhoBarbosa Lima Sobrinho
22 January 1897
Lawyer

Antônio CalladoAntônio Callado
26 January 1917
Journalist

Osman LinsOsman Lins
05 July 1924
Novelist

Tomás Antônio GonzagaTomás Antônio Gonzaga
11 August 1744
Poet
Antônio José da SilvaAntônio José da Silva
08 May 1705
Dramatist

Afonso Henriques de Lima BarretoAfonso Henriques de Lima Barreto
13 May 1881
Novelist

José de Santa Rita DurãoJosé de Santa Rita Durão
1722 AD
Poet

Aluízio AzevedoAluízio Azevedo
14 April 1857
Novelist
Gyula Cseszneky de MilványGyula Cseszneky de Milvány
28 June 1914
Hungarian poet

Rui Ribeiro CoutoRui Ribeiro Couto
12 March 1898
Writer