Gonçalves Dias

Gonçalves Dias
1823 - 1864

Gonçalves Dias  Brazilian Writer


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First Name Gonçalves
Last Name Dias
Age 41 (age at death) years
Birthday 10th August, 1823
Birthplace Caxias, Maranhão, Brazil
Died 13th November, 1864
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality Brazilian
Occupation Text Poet, playwright
Occupation Writer
Music Genre (Text) Poetry, theater play

Antônio Gonçalves Dias (August 10, 1823 – November 3, 1864) was a Brazilian Romantic poet, playwright, ethnographer, lawyer and linguist. A major exponent of Brazilian Romanticism and of the literary tradition known as "Indianism", he is famous for writing "Canção do exílio" — arguably the most well-known poem of Brazilian literature —, the short narrative poem I-Juca-Pirama, the unfinished epic Os Timbiras, and many other nationalist and patriotic poems that would award him posthumously with the title of national poet of Brazil. He was also an avid researcher of Native Brazilian languages and folklore.

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