Luiz Pinto Ferreira was born on 7 October 1918, in Recife, Pernambuco, to Alfredo Pinto Ferreira and Maria Regina Pinto Ferreira.
René Ribeiro was born on 3 January 1914, in the city of Recife, to Jefferson Firmino Ribeiro and Celina Osias Ribeiro.
Belonging to a branch of a poor family from Bahia, Rui Barbosa was born in Salvador on 5 November 1849. He was a lawyer, journalist, parliamentarian, diplomat, professor, intellectual and outright genius in Brazilian political and social oratory.
Sergio Teixeira Lins de Barros Loreto was born in the Pernambuco city of Águas Belas on 9 September 1870, to teacher Galdino Eleutério Teixeira de Barros Loreto and Luiza Lins de Albuquerque Barros.
Antonio da Silva Jardim, teacher, journalist, lawyer and exponent of republican propaganda, was born on 18 August 1860 in Capivari, Rio de Janeiro, nowadays Silva Jardim. His father, Gabriel da Silva Jardim, was a farmer and primary school teacher and his mother was Felismina Leopoldina de Mendonça