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Famous Scientists from Brazil

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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

    Adib Domingos Jatene (June 4, 1929 – November 14, 2014) 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 transposition of the great vessels in the newborn. Jatene was born in Xapuri, Acre, Brazil. He became Secretary of Health of the city of São Paulo and later Minister of Health of Brazil for both the Fernando Collor de Mello and Fernando Henrique Cardoso administrations. During his time as minister, he idealized the CPMF tax aimed at financing the health system. He was...  more
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      Adolfo Lutz

      Adolfo Lutz (6 October 1855 – 18 December 1940) was a Brazilian physician, father of tropical medicine and medical zoology in Brazil, and a pioneer epidemiologist and researcher in infectious diseases....  more
      • Age: Dec. at 85 (1855-1940)
      • Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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      Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira

      Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira (April 27, 1756 – April 23, 1815) 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
      • Age: Dec. at 59 (1756-1815)
      • Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil
    • Anita Dolly Haubenstock Panek is a Brazilian biochemist. She emigrated to Brazil because of World War II from Poland. 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. In 1988 she showed that endogenous trehalose protects cells against the damage caused by freezing. ...  more
      • Age: 90