José Inácio de Abreu e Lima, military officer, politician and historian, participated under the command of Simon Bolívar of the Venezuelan and Colombian independence wars and actively took part in the political development of Brazil. He was a free thinker, republican and defender of socialist ideas.
Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo was born in the city of São Luís, the capital of Maranhão, on 14 April 1857 to the Portuguese vice-counsel David Gonçalves de Azevedo and Emília Amália Pinto de Magalhães.
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 Claudionor Vianna (Dona Canô), was born in the town of Santo Amaro da Purificação, on the Bay of All Saints, Bahia on 7 August 1942.
Francisco Julião Arruda de Paula was born on 16 February 1915, in the Municipality of Bom Jardim, in Pernambuco, and spent his childhood on the Boa Esperança, or Espera, farm.
Sociologist, anthropologist and writer, Gilberto de Mello Freyre was born in Recife, Pernambuco, on 15 March 1900, on the old Aflitos Road (nowadays Rosa e Silva Avenue), to professor and judge Alfredo Freyre and Francisca de Mello Freyre.