Famous Poets from Brazil

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

List people range from Chico Buarque to Vinicius de Moraes.

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

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  • Adolfo Caminha
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    Adolfo Ferreira Caminha (May 29, 1867 – January 1, 1897) was a Brazilian Naturalist novelist, famous for his polemical novel Bom-Crioulo, which deals with race and homosexuality.
    • Age: Dec. at 29 (1867-1897)
    • Birthplace: Aracati, Brazil
  • Alphonsus de Guimaraens
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    Afonso Henrique da Costa Guimarães, known as Alphonsus de Guimaraens, (Ouro Preto, July 24, 1870—Mariana, July 15, 1921) was a Brazilian poet. The poetry of Alphonsus de Guimaraes is substantially mystical and involved with Catholicism. His sonnets display a classical structure, and are profoundly religious. They become increasingly sensitive as he explores the meaning of death, of the impossible love, of solitude and of his inadequacy regarding the world. However, the mystical tone marks in his works a feeling of acceptance and of resignation towards life, suffering and pain. Another characteristic aspect of his work ids the use of spirituality in relation to the feminine figure, which is ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1870-1921)
    • Birthplace: Ouro Preto, Brazil
  • Alvarenga Peixoto
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    Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto (1744–1793) was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet and lawyer. He wrote under the pen name Eureste Fenício. It is attributed to him the design of the flag of Minas Gerais.
    • Age: Dec. at 48 (1744-1792)
    • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Álvares de Azevedo
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    Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (September 12, 1831 – April 25, 1852), affectionately called "Maneco" by his close friends, relatives and admirers, was a Brazilian Romantic poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist, considered to be one of the major exponents of Ultra-Romanticism and Gothic literature in Brazil. His works tend to play heavily with opposite notions, such as love and death, platonism and sarcasm, sentimentalism and pessimism, among others, and have a strong influence of Musset, Chateaubriand, Lamartine, Goethe and – above all – Byron. All of his works were published posthumously due to his premature death with only 20 years old after a horse-riding accident. They ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 20 (1831-1852)
    • Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
  • Antônio Gonçalves Teixeira e Sousa
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    Antônio Gonçalves Teixeira e Sousa (March 28, 1812 – December 1, 1861) was a Brazilian poet, novelist and playwright, whose novel O Filho do Pescador (The Fisherman's Son) is considered to be the first Romantic novel in Brazil.
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1812-1861)
    • Birthplace: Cabo Frio, Brazil
  • Basílio da Gama
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    José Basílio da Gama (April 10, 1740 – July 31, 1795) was a Portuguese poet and member of the Society of Jesus, born in the colony of Brazil, famous for the epic poem O Uraguai. He wrote under pen name Termindo Sipílio. He is patron of the 4th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1740-1795)
    • Birthplace: Tiradentes, Brazil