Personalities: Highlights of August

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Barreto Júnior

Theatre actor José do Rego Barreto Júnior was born in the municipality of Cabo de Santo Agostinho in the metropolitan area of ​​Recife, Pernambuco, on 5June 1903, t…

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Caetano Veloso

Caetano Emanuel Vianna Telles Velloso, the fifth child of José Telles Velloso – Sr Zezinho – a public servant at the Department of Post and Telegraph, and Claudiono…

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Dirceu Pessoa

Dirceu Murilo Pessoa was born in Recife on 24 August 1937, to João Baudel Pessoa and Antônia de Andrade Pessoa.

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Edison Carneiro

Edison Carneiro de Souza was born on 12 August 1912, in Salvador, Bahia. His father, Antônio Joaquim de Souza Carneiro, was a civil engineer and professor at the Po…

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Jackson do Pandeiro

Singer, instrumentalist and composer, José Gomes Filho, known as ‘Jackson do Pandeiro’ (Tambourine Jackson), was born in Alagoa Grande, Paraíba, on 31 August 1919, …

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Joaquim Cardozo

Joaquim Maria Moreira Cardozo, structural engineer of many public palaces in Brasília and one of the greatest poets in Brazilian literature, was born on 26 August 1…