Personalities: Highlights of February

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Mário Melo

Mário Carneiro do Rego Mello was born on 5 February 1884, in the main house on the Barbalho plantation, in the Iputinga neighbourhood of Recife, to the Federal Judg…

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Nise da Silveira

Nise da Silveira was born on 15 February 1905 in Maceió, Alagoas. Her parents were Maria Lídia da Silveira (pianist), and Faustino Magalhães da Silveira (Mathematic…

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Octávio de Freitas

José Octávio de Freitas (better known as Octávio de Freitas) was born in Teresina, Piauí, on 24 February 1871, but moved to Recife as a child. His parents were José…

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Othon Bezerra de Mello

Othon Lynch Bezerra de Mello was one of the leading industrials of Brazil. He was born on 9 February 1880 in the city of Limoeiro, in the State of Pernambuco, son o…

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The Count of Boa Vista (Francisco do Rego Barros)

Francisco do Rego Barros, Baron, Viscountandlater Countof Boa Vista, was born on 3 February 1802, in the town of Cabo, on the Trapiche Sugarcane Plantation owned by…

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Ulysses Pernambucano

Ulysses Pernambucano de Mello Sobrinho was a doctor, psychiatrist, professor and psychologist, even before the regulation of the profession, which only occurred 21 …