Get to Know a Brazilian – Archive

Given the number of posts written for the “Get to Know a Brazilian” series, it seemed time to consolidate them. Below is a chronological list of all of the individual entries for the series. Going forward, I will add each new entry as they are finished. Peruse below for a list of significant, if not always well-known, figures in Brazilian history, society, culture, and politics.

  • 12/04/2011 – Pedro Álvares Cabral [explorer, navigator]
  • 12/11/2011 – Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis [writer]
  • 12/18/2011 – Antônio Carlos “Tom” Jobim [composer, songwriter, musician]
  • 07/08/2012 – Gilberto Freyre [anthropologist, writer]
  • 07/15/2012 – Abdias do Nascimento [activist, intellectual]
  • 07/29/2012 – Clarice Lispector [writer]
  • 08/05/2012 – João Guimarães Rosa [writer]
  • 08/19/2012 – Vinícius de Moraes [poet, songwriter, musician, diplomat, playwright]
  • 08/26/2012 – Getúlio Vargas [populist president/dictator]
  • 09/02/2012 – Princess Isabel [princess and periodic regent during Brazil’s Empire]
  • 09/16/2012 – Gilberto Gil [songwriter, musician, singer, political and cultural figure; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 09/23/2012 – Caetano Veloso [songwriter, musician singer; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 09/30/2012 – Gal Costa [singer, musician, songwriter; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 10/07/2012 – Os Mutantes [musicians Rita Lee, Arnaldo Baptista, and Sérgio Dias; part of the sub-series on tropicala]
  • 10/14/2012 – Rogério Duprat [composer, professor; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 10/28/2012 – Torquato Neto [songwriter, cultural commentator; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 11/04/2012 – Tom Zé [songwriter, musician, singer; part of the sub-series on tropicalia]
  • 11/11/2012 – Oscar Niemeyer [architect]
  • 11/18/2012 – Rachel de Queiroz [writer]
  • 01/20/2013 – Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco [general, president; part of the sub-series on Brazil’s military dictatorship]
  • 01/27/2013 – Artur Costa da Silva [general, president; part of the sub-series on Brazil’s military dictatorship]
  • 02/03/2013 – Emílio Garrastazu Médici [general, president; part of the sub-series on Brazil’s military dictatorship]
  • 02/24/2013 – Ernesto Geisel [general, president; part of the sub-series on Brazil’s military dictatorship]
  • 03/03/2013 – João Baptista Figueiredo [general, president; part of the sub-series on Brazil’s military dictatorship]
  • 03/17/2013 – Tancredo Neves [politician, president-elect]
  • 04/07/2013 – Vera Sílvia Magalhães [student activist, human rights activist; part of the sub-series on women during the military dictatorship]
  • 04/14/2013 – Maria Augusta Carneiro Ribeiro [student activist, human rights activist, civil servant; part of the sub-series on women during the military dictatorship]
  • 04/21/2013 – Zuzu Angel [fashion designer, human rights activist; part of the sub-series on women during the military dictatorship]
  • 04/28/2013 – Comba Marques Porto [student activist, feminist, judge; part of the sub-series on women during the military dictatorship]
  • 05/05/2013 – Nhá Chica [religious figure]
  • 05/12/2013 – Bertha Lutz [feminist, scientist, activist, politician]
  • 06/09/2013 – José Ibrahim [labor leader, political prisoner, rights activist, political leader]
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About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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