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Famous People From Brazil

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List of famous people from Brazil, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Brazil, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Brazil you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Brazil, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Canuto Mendes de Almeida, Lima Barreto and many additional people as well.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Brazil?" or "Which celebrities were born in Brazil?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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Ciro Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 61
Ciro Pessoa Mendes Corrêa, also known by his Dharma name Tenzin Chöpel, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, screenwriter, journalist, writer and poet. He is famous for being ...more
Altamiro Carrilho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Altamiro Carrilho Dec. at 88 (1924-2012)
Altamiro Carrilho was a Brazilian musician and composer. He is widely regarded as a master flutist and a major representative of the choro genre. Carrilho died of lung cancer on August 15, 2012, ...more
Eduardo Saverin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Eduardo Saverin age 36
Eduardo Luiz Saverin is a Brazilian internet entrepreneur and investor. Saverin is one of five co-founders of Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Andrew ...more
Andre Ziehe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 34
André Ziehe is a Brazilian model.
Carlos Eduardo Imperial is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 57 (1935-1992)
Carlos Eduardo da Corte Imperial, better known as Carlos Imperial, born in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, ES, Brazil, was a Brazilian actor, filmmaker, television presenter, songwriter and music ...more
João Pinheiro Chagas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 62 (1863-1925)
João Pinheiro Chagas was a Portuguese journalist and politician. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of Portuguese parents who soon moved back to Portugal. He was an editor at the ...more
João Silvério Trevisan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 74
João Silvério Trevisan is Brazilian author, playwright, journalist, screenwriter and film director. In his much-diversified oeuvres, he has published eleven books, among them great ...more
Manuel de Araújo Porto Alegre,... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 73 (1806-1879)
Manuel José de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, was a Brazilian Romantic writer and painter, as well as an architect, diplomat and professor. He is the patron of ...more
Marcelo Gleiser is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 59
Marcelo Gleiser is a Brazilian physicist and astronomer. He is currently Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College.
Artur Azevedo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 53 (1855-1908)
Artur Nabantino Gonçalves de Azevedo was a Brazilian playwright, short story writer, chronicler, journalist and Parnassian poet. He is famous for consolidating in Brazil the "comedy ...more
Sílvio Romero is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 63 (1851-1914)
Sílvio Vasconcelos da Silveira Ramos Romero was a Brazilian "Condorist" poet, essayist, literary critic, professor, journalist, historian and politician. He founded and occupied ...more
Alexandre Nero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 49
Alexandre Nero Vieira is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, sound designer, musical director and actor.
José do Patrocínio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 51 (1854-1905)
José Carlos do Patrocínio was a Brazilian writer, journalist, activist, orator and pharmacist and among the most well-known proponents of the abolition of slavery. He founded and ...more
Arnaldo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Brazil
age 58
Arnaldo Antunes, is a writer and composer from Brazil. He began as a member of the band Aguilar e Banda Performática in the late 1970s. For most of the 1980s he was a member of the rock ...more
Alfredo D'Escragnolle Taunay is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 56 (1843-1899)
Alfredo Maria Adriano d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay, was a Brazilian writer, musician, professor, military engineer, historian, politician, sociologist and nobleman. He is famous for ...more
Francisco Cavalcanti Pontes de... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 87 (1892-1979)
Francisco Cavalcanti Pontes de Miranda was a prominent Brazilian jurist, judge, diplomat and professor of Law at the Federal University of Pernambuco. He occupied the 7th chair of the Brazilian ...more
José Paranhos, Baron of Rio Br... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 67 (1845-1912)
José Maria da Silva Paranhos, Jr., Baron of Rio Branco was a Brazilian diplomat, geographer, historian, monarchist, politician and professor, considered to be the "father of ...more
Santa Rita Durão is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 62 (1722-1784)
José de Santa Rita Durão was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet, orator and Augustinian friar. He is considered a forerunner of "Indianism" in Brazilian literature, ...more
Susan Boulet is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 56 (1941-1997)
Susan Seddon Boulet (1941 - 1997) was a Brazil-born American artist. Best known for her fantasy illustrations, Boulet drew inspiration from mythology, psychology, world religions, and nature.
Bernardino Machado is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 93 (1851-1944)
Bernardino Luís Machado Guimarães, GCTE, GCL, was a Portuguese political figure, the third and eighth President of Portugal.
Glauber Rocha is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 42 (1939-1981)
Glauber Rocha appeared in the 2012 documentary film Tropicalia.
Amácio Mazzaropi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 69 (1912-1981)
Amácio Mazzaropi was a Brazilian actor and filmmaker.
Casimiro de Abreu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 21 (1839-1860)
Casimiro José Marques de Abreu was a Brazilian poet, novelist and playwright, adept of the "Ultra-Romanticism" movement. He is famous for the poem "Meus oito anos". He ...more
Augusto Boal is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 78 (1931-2009)
Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical popular education movements. ...more
Carlos Chagas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Brazil
Dec. at 55 (1879-1934)
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 ...more