Personalities: Highlights of January

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Manoel Arão

Journalist, writer, poet, orator and novelist Manoel Arão de Oliveira Campos was born on 11 January to José Matheus Coimbra de Campos and Francisca Joaquina de Oliv…

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Manuel Eudócio

Manuel Eudócio Rodrigues was born in Alto do Moura, Caruaru-PE, on 28 January 1931.

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Nelcy da Silva Campus

Nelcy da Silva Campos was born in Recife on 21 January 1931. He worked for 25 years as a tugboat captain at Port Recife. His father’s name was Nélson Campos and he …

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René Ribeiro

René Ribeiro was born on 3 January 1914, in the city of Recife, to Jefferson Firmino Ribeiro and Celina Osias Ribeiro.

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Sebastião Vila Nova

Sebastião Vila Nova was born in Rio Largo, Alagoas, on 18 January 1944. His family moved to Recife while he was still a child. From a poor background, he had to wor…

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Silvério Pessoa

Silverio Pessoa is a musician born on 6 January 1962 in Carpina, a city in the Northern Forest Zone of Pernambuco. As a child, Silverio Pessoa used to hear ‘forró’ …