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List of notable or famous scientists from Brazil, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Brazil and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Brazil. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Brazilian scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Brazil is included when available.

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This historic scientists from Brazil list can help answer the questions "Who are some Brazilian scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Brazil?" These prominent scientists of Brazil may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Brazilian scientists.

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Adib Domingos Jatene is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Adib Domingos Jatene


Adib Domingos Jatene was a noted Brazilian physician of Lebanese background, university professor, scientist and thoracic surgeon, one of the founders of the University of São Paulo Heart Institute and internationally respected as the inventor of the Jatene operation, a technique to correct ...more

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Adolfo Lutz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Adolfo Lutz


Adolfo Lutz was a Brazilian physician, father of tropical medicine and medical zoology in Brazil, and a pioneer epidemiologist and researcher in infectious diseases. Lutz was born in Rio de Janeiro, on December 18, 1855, son of Gustav Lutz and Mathilde Oberteuffer, a family of Bern. He studied ...more

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Age: Died at 85 (1855-1940)

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Profession: Scientist, Physician

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Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira


Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira was a naturalist born in the Portuguese colony of Brazil. He undertook an extensive journey which crossed the interior of the Amazon Basin to Mato Grosso, between 1783 and 1792. During this journey, he described the agriculture, flora, fauna, and native inhabitants. ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1756-1815)

Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Profession: Scientist

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Anita Dolly Panek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Anita Dolly Haubenstock Panek is a Brazilian biochemist. She emigrated to Brazil because of World War II. She received a B.Sc. in Chemistry, 1954 and a Ph.D. in 1962. She became a professor at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. She currently works as a chemist. In 1988 she showed that ...more

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Age: 85

Profession: Chemist, Scientist

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Aristides de Azevedo Pacheco Leão was one of the most noted Brazilian biologists and scientists, one of the founders of the Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the discoverer of cortical spreading depression, an electrophysiological phenomenon of the central nervous ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1914-1993)

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Profession: Scientist

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Bartolomeu de Gusmão is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Bartolomeu Lourenço de Gusmão, was a Portuguese priest and naturalist, noted for his early work on lighter-than-air airship design. ...more

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Age: Died at 39 (1685-1724)

Birthplace: Santos, São Paulo, Brazil

Profession: Scientist

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Carlos Chagas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas, was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis in 1909, while working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1879-1934)

Birthplace: Oliveira, Brazil

Profession: Bacteriologist, Researcher, Scientist, Physician Clinician

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César Lattes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from Brazil
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Cesare Mansueto Giulio Lattes, also known as Cesar Lattes, was a Brazilian experimental physicist, one of the discoverers of the pion, a composite subatomic particle made of a quark and an antiquark. ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1924-2005)

Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil

Profession: Physicist, Scientist

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