42 Notable alumni of
Federal University of Bahia

The Federal University of Bahia is 798th in the world, 28th in Latin America, and 8th in Brazil by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 42 notable alumni from the Federal University of Bahia sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Wagner Moura

    Wagner Moura
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journaliststage actorfilm directorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Wagner Maniçoba de Moura is a Brazilian actor, director, filmmaker, musician, and journalist. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved international fame for roles in Elite Squad (2007), its sequel: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010) and Elysium (2013) as Spider. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Pablo Escobar in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos (2015–2016).

  2. Caetano Veloso

    Caetano Veloso
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianrecord producersingerguitaristjazz guitarist
    Biography

    Caetano Emanuel Viana Teles Veloso is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, writer, and political activist. Veloso first became known for his participation in the Brazilian musical movement Tropicalismo, which encompassed theatre, poetry and music in the 1960s, at the beginning of the Brazilian military dictatorship that took power in 1964. He has remained a constant creative influence and best-selling performing artist and composer ever since. Veloso has won nine Latin Grammy Awards and two Grammy Awards. On November 14, 2012, Veloso was honored as the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

  3. Gilberto Gil

    Gilberto Gil
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    jazz guitaristpoliticiansingersongwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, known professionally as Gilberto Gil (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu ˈʒiw]), is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and politician, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae.

  4. Raul Seixas

    Raul Seixas
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-1989 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    recording artistcomposerguitaristsingermusician
    Biography

    Raul Santos Seixas was a Brazilian rock composer, singer, songwriter and producer. He is sometimes called the "Father of Brazilian Rock" and "Maluco Beleza", the last one roughly translated as "Groovy Nutcase". He was born in Salvador (Bahia), Brazil, and died of pancreatitis in São Paulo. Every year on Seixas' birthday, legions of fans, including thousands of impersonators (many even changing their last name to Seixas as a sign of passionate admiration), throw a parade in his honor in downtown São Paulo.

  5. Maria Bethânia

    Maria Bethânia
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    recording artistsingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Maria Bethânia Viana Teles Veloso is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Born in Santo Amaro, Bahia, she started her career in Rio de Janeiro in 1964 with the show "Opinião" ("Opinion"). Due to its popularity, with performances all over the country, and the popularity of her 1965 single "Carcará", the artist became a star in Brazil.

  6. Pitty

    Pitty
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    composerguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Priscilla Novaes Leone, better known as Pitty, is a Brazilian rock singer.

  7. Jean Wyllys

    Jean Wyllys
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    essayistjournalistacademicpolitician
    Biography

    Jean Wyllys is a Brazilian lecturer, journalist and politician who rose to fame after winning the fifth season of Big Brother Brasil. He was also notable as being Brazil's second openly gay member of parliament and the first congressman who was a gay-rights activist. He has been compared to Harvey Milk for his work. In 2019, citing death threats, he gave up on his Congress seat.

  8. Marcelo Odebrecht

    Marcelo Odebrecht
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht is a Brazilian businessman and the former CEO of Odebrecht, a diversified Brazilian conglomerate. In March 2016, he was sentenced to 19 years in prison for paying more than $30 million in bribes. The jail sentence was reduced to ten years in prison in December 2016 for paying a fine, admitting guilt and providing evidence to authorities.

  9. Vladimir Brichta

    Vladimir Brichta
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Paulo Vladimir Brichta is a Brazilian actor.

  10. Milton Santos

    Milton Santos
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1926-2001 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    geographerlawyer
    Biography

    Milton Almeida dos Santos was a Brazilian geographer and geography scholar who had a degree in law. He became known for his pioneering works in several branches of geography, notably urban development in developing countries. He is considered the father of critical geography in Brazil. Santos was a recipient of the Vautrin Lud Prize, often seen as geography's equivalent of the Nobel Prize, and a posthumous recipient of the Prêmio Anísio Teixeira, awarded every five years by the Brazilian agency for the improvement of higher education personnel to distinguished contributors to research and development in Brazil.

  11. Nise da Silveira

    Nise da Silveira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1905-1999 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    psychologistartistphysician writerpsychiatrist
    Biography

    Nise da Silveira was a Brazilian psychiatrist and a student of Carl Jung. She devoted her life to psychiatry and has never been in agreement with the aggressive forms of treatment of her time such as commitment to psychiatric hospitals, electroshock, insulin therapy and lobotomy.

  12. Glauber Rocha

    Glauber Rocha
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1939-1981 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Glauber de Andrade Rocha, better known as Glauber Rocha, was a Brazilian film director, actor and screenwriter. He was one of the most influential moviemakers of Brazilian cinema and a key figure of Cinema Novo. His films Black God, White Devil and Entranced Earth are often considered to be two of the greatest achievements in Brazilian cinematic history, being selected by Abraccine as, respectively, the second and fifth best Brazilian films of all-time. Rocha also the distinction of having the most films on Abraccine's list: 5 films.

  13. Antônio Carlos Peixoto de Magalhães Neto

    Antônio Carlos Peixoto de Magalhães Neto
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Antônio Carlos Peixoto de Magalhães Neto, commonly known as ACM Neto, is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. He is the national president of the Democrats (DEM). He is the grandson of deceased Senator Antônio Carlos Magalhães (ACM), nephew of Luís Eduardo Magalhães and son of Antônio Carlos Magalhães Júnior, and political inheritor of one of the most traditional political families of the country. He was elected mayor of Salvador in 2012 and reelected in 2016.

  14. Zizi Possi

    Zizi Possi
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Maria Izildinha "Zizi" Possi is a Brazilian singer from São Paulo, the daughter of Italian immigrants. She sings in Portuguese, English, and Italian languages.

  15. Rui Costa

    Rui Costa
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Bahia
    Graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Rui Costa dos Santos is a Brazilian economist and politician. He has served as governor of Bahia since January 2015. He is affiliated with the Workers' Party (PT).

  16. João Ubaldo Ribeiro

    João Ubaldo Ribeiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1941-2014 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    children's writerjournalistwriterscience fiction writernovelist
    Biography

    João Ubaldo Ribeiro was a Brazilian writer, journalist, screenwriter and professor. Several of his books and short stories have been turned into movies and TV series in Brazil. Ribeiro was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, being elected in 1994. At the time of his death many considered him to be Brazil's greatest contemporary novelist.

  17. Martha Vasconcellos

    Martha Vasconcellos
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    beauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Martha Maria Cordeiro Vasconcellos is a Brazilian beauty queen who became her country's second Miss Universe winner, after Ieda Maria Vargas first achieved the feat in 1963. She also became the fifth Latin American to win the title, after Peru's Gladys Zender in 1957, Colombia's Luz Marina Zuluaga in 1958 and Argentina's Norma Nolan in 1962. Vasconcellos is a native of the state of Bahia.

  18. Otto Alencar

    Otto Alencar
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Otto Alencar is a Brazilian politician. He has represented Bahia in the Federal Senate since 2015. Previously he was vice-governor and governor of Bahia. He is a member of the Social Democratic Party.

  19. Waldir Pires

    Waldir Pires
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1926-2018 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerretired
    Biography

    Francisco Waldir Pires de Souza was a Brazilian politician. He served as the Minister of Defence under President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, before being fired for gross incompetence and inaction during Brazil's aviation crisis of 2006–2007. At the time of the crisis, he was accused by some in Brazil of nearing senility. He was replaced by former Supreme Court President Nelson Jobim. He presided over the Brazilian Mission to Haiti.

  20. Durval Lélys

    Durval Lélys
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwritercomposer
    Biography

    Durval Lélys is a Brazilian musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist. He is best known as the frontman of the Salvador (Brazil)-based axé band Asa de Águia. Durval is well known as being one of the main personas from the Brazilian carnival.

  21. Antônio José Imbassahy da Silva

    Antônio José Imbassahy da Silva
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    electrical engineerpolitician
    Biography

    Antônio José Imbassahy da Silva, or simply Antônio Imbassahy, is a Brazilian politician and electrical engineer, former governor of Bahia and former mayor of Salvador.

  22. Waly Salomão

    Waly Salomão
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1943-2003 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Waly Dias Salomão was a Brazilian poet. He was born in Jequié, Bahia. He acted on several areas of Brazilian culture as poet, songwriter and writer. His first book was “Me segura qu’eu vou dar um troço” in 1972. His last book “Pescados Vivos” was published after his death in 2004. He wrote successful lyrics for Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso.

  23. Helena Ignez

    Helena Ignez
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    film directoractor
    Biography

    Helena Ignez is a Brazilian actress and filmmaker who participated in the Cinema Marginal movement during the 1960s and 70s alongside Rogério Sganzerla and Glauber Rocha.

  24. Paulo Souto

    Paulo Souto
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politiciangeologist
    Biography

    Paulo Ganem Souto is a Brazilian geologist and politician. He served as governor of Bahia from 1995 to 1999 and from 2003 to 2007. He was also a senator from 1999 to 2003.

  25. Eliana Calmon

    Eliana Calmon
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Eliana Calmon is a Brazilian jurist and magistrate. She was the first woman to be a member of Brazil's Superior Court of Justice (STJ), a position she held from 1999 to 2013. She is also known as the author of a cookbook.

  26. Itamar Vieira Junior

    Itamar Vieira Junior
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Itamar Vieira Junior is a Brazilian writer. He was born in Salvador, Bahia. He has a PhD in Ethnic and African Studies from the Federal University of Bahia. His main works include a short story collection titled A oração do carrasco [The executioner's prayer] (2017), that was a finalist for the Prêmio Jabuti de Literatura. His most recent novel, Torto Arado [Crooked plow], won the Prêmio LeYa in 2018, the Prêmio Oceanos and the Prêmio Jabuti, both in 2020.

  27. Hermes Lima

    Hermes Lima
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1902-1978 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    judgejournalistwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Hermes Lima, (22 December 1902 – 10 October 1978) was Brazilian politician who was the Prime Minister of Brazil, jurist, and winner of the 1975 Prêmio Machado de Assis.

  28. Elsimar Coutinho

    Elsimar Coutinho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1930-2020 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    university teacherteacherscientistgynaecologist
    Biography

    Elsimar Metzker Coutinho was a Brazilian scientist of Luso-Austrian descent, professor, gynecologist, television personality, and character named as "Prince of Itapoa", in the books of Jorge Amado which references the Coutinho family's land in Itapoa where Amado himself lived.

  29. Alice Portugal

    Alice Portugal
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianpharmacist
    Biography

    Alice Mazzuco Portugal is a Brazilian biochemical pharmacist and politician.

  30. Olívia Santana

    Olívia Santana
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    activistpedagoguepolitician
    Biography

    Maria Olivia Santana is a Brazilian politician, activist, and teacher. From 2005 until 2012, she was a city councilor in the city of Salvador, Bahia. From 2015 until 2017, she was the Secretary of State of Policies for Women in the state of Bahia. From 2017 to 2018, she worked as the Secretary of State for Employment, Labour, and Sports in Bahia. In 2019 she became a state representative in the legislature of Bahia. She was the first black woman elected as a state legislator in Bahia.

  31. Cândido Vaccarezza

    Cândido Vaccarezza
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Cândido Elpídio de Souza Vaccarezza is a Brazilian gynecologist and politician affiliated to Avante (political party). He was born in Senhor do Bonfim, Bahia and moved to São Paulo. He ran for the office of state representative of the State of São Paulo in 1998, obtaining the substitutive position. He was elected to the same position in 2002. In 2006, he was elected federal deputy. He became leader of the party in February 2009 and then, on January 1, 2010, leader of the Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva administration in the House of Representatives. In Dilma Rousseff's administration, he remained in office until March 2012.

  32. Bel Borba

    Bel Borba
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sculptorpainter
    Biography

    Alberto José Costa Borba, known professionally as Bel Borba, is a Brazilian graphic artist, mosaic maker and sculptor, born in 1957. He lives in Salvador da Bahia, where he has intervened in the public arena of Brazil with hundreds of works, sculptures, mosaic murals and urban art installations, mostly employing found objects. He spent a month in New York City in the summer of 2012, where he constructed numerous outdoor pieces. A documentary film about his life and work, Bel Borba Aqui, was released in March 2012.

  33. Luiza Helena de Bairros

    Luiza Helena de Bairros
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1953-2016 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    politicianofficialsociologist
    Biography

    Luiza Helena de Bairros was a Brazilian administrator and sociologist. She was the chief minister of the Special Secretariat for Policies to Promote Racial Equality between 2011 and 2014.

  34. Jutahy Magalhães Júnior

    Jutahy Magalhães Júnior
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jutahy Magalhães Júnior is a Brazilian politician, affiliated with the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB). He was a state deputy and is in his sixth term as a federal deputy. In 2016, he voted in favor of the impeachment process of then President Dilma Rousseff. In April 2017 he voted in favor of Labor Reform. In August 2017, he voted in favor of the process calling for the opening of an investigation by then President Michel Temer.

  35. Julio Licinio

    Julio Licinio
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Julio Licinio is SUNY Distinguished Professor at State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is simultaneously Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at Flinders University in Adelaide. Licinio has been Senior Vice President for Academic and Health Affairs, as well as Executive Dean, College of Medicine,. Licinio is the founding and current chief editor of three journals from Springer Nature, namely Molecular Psychiatry, Translational Psychiatry, and Discover Mental Health.

  36. Roberto Muniz

    Roberto Muniz
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Roberto de Oliveira Muniz is a Brazilian politician. He has represented Bahia in the Federal Senate since 2016. Previously, he was a deputy from Bahia from 2003 to 2011. He is a member of the Progressive Party.

  37. Hilton Coelho

    Hilton Coelho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Bahia
    Graduated with master's degree in study of history
    Occupations
    trade unionistpoliticiancivil servanthistorian
    Biography

    Hilton Barros Coelho is a historian, civil servant, labor activist and Brazilian politician. A member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), Coelho was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Bahia (ALBA) in 2018.

  38. Paulo Azi

    Paulo Azi
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paulo Velloso Dantas Az more commonly known as Paulo Azi is a Brazilian politician as well as an civil engineer and businessman. He has spent his political career representing his home state of Bahia, having served as state representative since 2015.

  39. Francisco de Assis Couto dos Reis

    Francisco de Assis Couto dos Reis
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1926-2011 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    architecturban planner
    Biography

    Francisco de Assis Couto dos Reis was a Brazilian architect and professor.

  40. Waldenor Pereira

    Waldenor Pereira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Waldenor Alves Pereira Filho more commonly known as Waldenor Pereira is a Brazilian politician as well as an economists and university professor. He has spent his political career representing his home state of Bahia, having served as state representative since 2011.

  41. Marcos Saback

    Marcos Saback
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    guitaristcomposer
    Biography

    Marcos Saback is a Brazilian guitarist.

  42. Alda Oliveira

    Alda Oliveira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Alda de Jesús Oliveira is a Brazilian composer and pedagogue.