Manoel Antonio Pereira Borba was born on the Paquivira Plantation, near the municipality of Tiambaúba, Pernambuco, on 19 March 1864.
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 Judge Manuel do Rego Mello and Maria da Conceição Carneiro da Cunha do Rego Mello, familiarly known as Ciçone.
Miguel Arraes de Alencar was born in Araripe, Ceará, on 15 December 1916, to a small businessman and farmer, José Almino de Alencar e Silva and Maria Beningna Arraes de Alencar.
Olegário Mariano Carneiro da Cunha, the son of Olegária Carneiro da Cunha and José Mariano Carneiro da Cunha, Pernambuco hero of the Republic’s Abolition of Slavery, was born in Poço da Panela, on the outskirts of Recife, Pernambuco, on 24 March, in 1889.
The priest Miguel do Sacramento Lopes Gama, known as Padre Carapuceiro, was born in Recife on 29 September 1793, to João Lopes Cardoso Machado and Anna Bernarda do Sacramento Lopes Gama.