Personalities: Highlights of August

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Nelson Rodrigues

Nelson Falcão Rodrigues, Brazilian dramatist, novelist and journalist, was born in Recife, PE, on 23 August 1912. He was the fifth of fourteen children by the coupl…

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Péricles (O Amigo da Onça - The Jaguar's Friend)

Caricaturist and cartoonist Péricles de Andrade Maranhão was born on 14 August 1924 in the Espinheiro neighbourhood, Recife.

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Valença Brothers

Instrumentalists and composers João Vitor do Rego Valença and Raul do Rego Valença, sons of João Bernardo do Rego Valença Filho and Maria Martins do Rego Valença, w…

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Vanildo Bezerra Cavalcanti

Playwright, journalist and historian, Vanildo Campos Bezerra Cavalcanti was born in Recife, at 382 Hospício Street, on August 12, 1919, to Leopoldo Bezerra Cavalcan…