Pernambuco painter Murillo LaGreca, registered as Vicente LaGreca, was born on 3 August 1899 in the city of Palmares. His parents, Vincenzo LaGreca and Teresa Carlomagno, were Italians who had come to Brazil at the end of the 19th century when Italy was suffering severe crises in all areas.
Father Antonio Henrique Pereira Neto, known as Padre Henrique, was born in Recife on 28 October 1940, to José Henrique Pereira da Silva Neto and Isaíras Pereira da Silva.
Paulo Freire, the great Brazilian educationalist, was born on 19 September 1921, at 21 Encanamento Rd, in the Casa Amarela neighbourhood of Recife, to Pernambuco Military Police Captain Joaquim Temístocles Freire and Edeltrudes Neves Freire.
Paulo Frederico do Rêgo Maciel was born in Recife on 15 April 1924, to Frederico do Rêgo Maciel Filho and Maria da Anunciação da Silva Maciel.
Pelopidas Silveira was born in Recife on 15 April 1915, to Sizenando Elysio Silveira and Laura de Souza Silveira.