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Famous Brazilians

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.
M - N
  • Joaquim Mabuco diplomat, journalist, champion of abolition of slavery
  • Barao de Maua filmmaker
  • Francisco de Assis Chateaubriand de Mello publisher, diplomat
  • Bete Mendes actress, politician
  • Francisco Mignome publisher, diplomat
  • Carmen Miranda singer, actress
  • Roberto Landell de Moura pioneer of telephone
  • Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) football player
  • Miguel Nicolelis neuroscientist
  • Guiomar Novaes pianist
P - R
  • Horacio Carlos Panepucci physicist
  • Jose Maria de Silva Paranhos statesman, teacher, politician, journalist, diplomat, monarchist
  • Marcos Pontes astronaut
  • Sydney Possuelo explorer, social activist
  • Jose Lins do Rego author
  • Alfonso Eduardo Reidy architect
  • Jose Reis biologist, author
  • Darcy Ribeiro anthropologist
  • Paulo Mendes da Rocha architect
  • Nelson Rodrigues journalist, author
  • Marshall Candido Rondon explorer, military officer, supporter of indigenous populations
S
  • Milton Santos geographer, author, professor
  • Paulo Satinho actor, comedian
  • Bidu Sayao opera singer
  • Ayrton Senna da Silva race car driver
  • Luis Alves de Lima e Silva military leader, statesman
  • Irineu Evangelista de Souza leader industrial/economic development
  • Marcio Souza author
  • Paulo Renato Souza former education minister
  • Jorge Stolfi computer scientist
T - Z
  • Taiguara singer, songwriter
  • Alfredo D' Escragnolle Taunay author, historian
  • Cristiano Augusto Trein engineer, entrepreneur
  • Getulio Vargas former president-dictator
  • Erico Verissimo author
  • Chico Xavier Spiritism leader

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.