100 Notable alumni of
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro is 271st in the world, 7th in Latin America, and 2nd in Brazil by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Oscar Niemeyer

    Oscar Niemeyer
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1907-2012 (aged 105)
    Occupations
    politicianurban planneruniversity teacherdesignerwriter
    Biography

    Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈoskaʁ ni.eˈmajeʁ]), was a Brazilian architect considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. Niemeyer was best known for his design of civic buildings for Brasília, a planned city that became Brazil's capital in 1960, as well as his collaboration with other architects on the headquarters of the United Nations in New York. His exploration of the aesthetic possibilities of reinforced concrete was highly influential in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

  2. Clarice Lispector

    Clarice Lispector
    Born in
    Ukraine Flag Ukraine
    Years
    1920-1977 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    writerscreenwritertranslatorjournalistpainter
    Biography

    Clarice Lispector was a Ukrainian-born Brazilian novelist and short story writer acclaimed internationally for her innovative novels and short stories. Born to a Jewish family in Podolia in Western Ukraine, as an infant she moved to Brazil with her family, amidst the disasters engulfing her native land following the First World War.

  3. Enéas Carneiro

    Enéas Carneiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1938-2007 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    physicianpoliticiantranslatormathematicianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Enéas Ferreira Carneiro was a Brazilian polymath, cardiologist, physicist, mathematician, professor, writer, military serviceman and politician. He represented the state of São Paulo in the National Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the National Congress) and ran for presidency three times. He was founder and leader of the nationalist and conservative Party of the Reconstruction of the National Order (PRONA), which was usually seen as being far-right.

  4. João Dionísio Amoêdo

    João Dionísio Amoêdo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    João Dionisio Filgueira Barreto Amoêdo, also known as João Amoêdo, is a Brazilian banker, engineer and businessman. He is one of the founders of the New Party (NOVO), which he presided from September 2015 to July 2017, and was its candidate in the Brazilian presidential election of 2018.

  5. Jorge Amado

    Jorge Amado
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1912-2001 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterpoliticiannovelistpoet
    Biography

    Jorge Leal Amado de Faria was a Brazilian writer of the modernist school. He remains the best known of modern Brazilian writers, with his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands in 1976. His work reflects the image of a Mestiço Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. He depicted a cheerful and optimistic country that was beset, at the same time, with deep social and economic differences.

  6. Eduardo Bolsonaro

    Eduardo Bolsonaro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    police officerpolitician
    Biography

    Eduardo Nantes Bolsonaro is a Brazilian politician, lawyer and federal police officer, also known as Bananinha. He is the third child of Jair Bolsonaro, the 38th President of Brazil.

  7. Henrique Meirelles

    Henrique Meirelles
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Henrique de Campos Meirelles is former Minister of the Economy and an executive of the Brazilian and the international financial sectors and former president of Central Bank of Brazil (Portuguese: Banco Central do Brasil) where he remained in office from 2003 to 2011. He chairs J&F's board of directors, company that owns Banco Original, JBS and Vigor, among others. He is also a member of the board of directors of Azul Brazilian Airlines.

  8. Fátima Bernardes

    Fátima Bernardes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    news presenterjournalist
    Biography

    Fátima Gomes Bernardes is a Brazilian journalist and TV host. She joined Rede Globo in 1987 as the host of RJTV, the regional news from Rio de Janeiro and became widely known in 1989 when she hosted Jornal da Globo, the late night news program. She also hosted Fantástico, Jornal Hoje, and Jornal Nacional, where she was the news anchor from 1998 to 2011.

  9. Mateus Solano

    Mateus Solano
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Mateus Solano Schenker Carneiro da Cunha is a Brazilian actor.

  10. Carlos Lacerda

    Carlos Lacerda
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1914-1977 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjournalist
    Biography

    Carlos Frederico Werneck de Lacerda was a Brazilian journalist and politician.

  11. Marco Aurélio Mello

    Marco Aurélio Mello
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Marco Aurélio Mendes de Farias Mello is a Brazilian former justice of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, appointed to the position by his cousin, former President of Brazil Fernando Collor de Mello.

  12. Augusto Boal

    Augusto Boal
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1931-2009 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    playwrightwriterpoliticianscientisttheatrical director
    Biography

    Augusto Boal was a Brazilian theatre practitioner, drama theorist, and political activist. He was the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, a theatrical form originally used in radical left popular education movements. Boal served one term as a Vereador (the Brazilian equivalent of a city councillor) in Rio de Janeiro from 1993 to 1997, where he developed legislative theatre.

  13. Carlos Chagas

    Carlos Chagas
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1879-1934 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    entomologistbacteriologistbiologistacademicphysician
    Biography

    Carlos Justiniano Ribeiro Chagas, or Carlos Chagas, was a Brazilian sanitary physician, scientist, and bacteriologist who worked as a clinician and researcher. He discovered Chagas disease, also called American trypanosomiasis, in 1909, while he was working at the Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro.

  14. Ivan Lins

    Ivan Lins
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterpianistjazz musicianrecord producer
    Biography

    Ivan Guimarães Lins is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has been an active performer and songwriter of Brazilian popular music (MPB) and jazz for over thirty years. His first hit, "Madalena", was recorded by Elis Regina in 1970. "Love Dance", a hit in 1989, is one of the most recorded songs in musical history.

  15. Ronaldo Caiado

    Ronaldo Caiado
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Ronaldo Ramos Caiado is a Brazilian politician. An orthopedic physician trained at the School of Medicine and Surgery of Rio de Janeiro, he comes from a family landowners and politicians from Goiás. He is the grandson of Antonio Ramos Caiado. Caiado served as chairman of the União Democrática Ruralista in the late eighties (1986-1989), an organization that aims to defend the interests of landowners.

  16. Geraldo Vandré

    Geraldo Vandré
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    writerlawyerpoetsingersongwriter
    Biography

    Geraldo Vandré is a Brazilian singer, composer and guitar player.

  17. Artur Ávila

    Artur Ávila
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    research fellowmathematicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Artur Avila Cordeiro de Melo is a Brazilian mathematician naturalized French working primarily on dynamical systems and spectral theory. He is one of the winners of the 2014 Fields Medal, being the first Latin American and lusophone to win such an award. He has been a researcher at both the IMPA and the CNRS (working a half-year in each one). He has been a professor at the University of Zurich since September 2018.

  18. Sérgio Buarque de Holanda

    Sérgio Buarque de Holanda
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1902-1982 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    journalistliterary critichistorianwriter
    Biography

    Sérgio Buarque de Holanda was a Brazilian historian, writer, journalist and sociologist. His greatest achievement was Raízes do Brasil, a landmark of Brazilian sociology, in which he developed the groundbreaking concept of the "cordial man" as the fundamental Brazilian identity. His son, Chico Buarque de Holanda is an accomplished singer-songwriter and novelist and his daughter Miúcha was also a famous singer. Buarque de Holanda was also a member of the Academia Paulista de Letras.

  19. Roberto Mangabeira Unger

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    philosopherlawyeruniversity teacherpoliticianeconomist
    Biography

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger is a Brazilian philosopher and politician. His work is in the tradition of classical social theory and pragmatism, and is developed across many fields including legal theory, philosophy and religion, social and political theory, progressive alternatives, and economics. In natural philosophy he is known for The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time. In social theory he is known for Politics: A Work in Constructive Social Theory. In legal theory he was part of the Critical Legal Studies movement, which helped disrupt the methodological consensus in American law schools. His political activity helped the transition to democracy in Brazil in the aftermath of the military regime, and culminated with his appointment as Brazil's Minister of Strategic Affairs in 2007 and again in 2015. His work is seen to offer a vision of humanity and a program to empower individuals and change institutions.

  20. Anita Leocádia Prestes

    Anita Leocádia Prestes
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    university teacherhistorian
    Biography

    Anita Leocádia Benário Prestes is a Brazilian/German historian. She is the daughter of political activists Olga Benário Prestes and Luís Carlos Prestes.

  21. Carlos Brito

    Carlos Brito
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    managerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Carlos Alves de Brito is a Brazilian businessman who was CEO of Anheuser-Busch InBev from 2008 to 2021.

  22. Lucio Costa

    Lucio Costa
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1902-1998 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    architecturban planner
    Biography

    Lúcio Marçal Ferreira Ribeiro Lima Costa /ˈkɒstə/ was a Brazilian architect and urban planner, best known for his plan for Brasília.

  23. Joaquim Levy

    Joaquim Levy
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    economistbankerpolitician
    Biography

    Joaquim Vieira Ferreira Levy is a Brazilian economist and Brazil's former Finance Minister. Levy took office on January 1, 2015, during the presidential inauguration of Dilma Rousseff's second term. He also was president of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES).

  24. Carlos Alberto Sicupira

    Carlos Alberto Sicupira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Carlos Alberto Sicupira is a Brazilian billionaire businessman, a partner in 3G Capital, which owns or has major stakes in Burger King, H.J. Heinz Company, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Lojas Americanas. He lives in Switzerland.

  25. Rogério Skylab

    Rogério Skylab
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    record producersingerjazz musicianrecording artistpoet
    Biography

    Rogério Tolomei Teixeira, better known by his stage name Rogério Skylab, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, lyricist, classical guitarist, poet, essayist, record producer, actor and former television presenter. His unique musical style is characterized by minimalism and eclecticism, and his lyrics are permeated by acerbic allusions to popular culture, pessimism, scatology, nihilism and black comedy (he has, however, always denied that his songs have humorous purposes). Some of his most recognizable compositions are "Motosserra", "Fátima Bernardes Experiência", "Dedo, Língua, Cu e Boceta", "Eu Chupo o Meu Pau" and "Matador de Passarinho".

  26. Emílio Santiago

    Emílio Santiago
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1946-2013 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    recording artistguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Emílio Vitalino Santiago, known as Emílio Santiago, was a Brazilian singer.

  27. Nathalia Timberg

    Nathalia Timberg
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1929-.. (age 93)
    Occupations
    film actoractor
    Biography

    Nathalia Timberg is a Brazilian actress. She is celebrated as one of the best and most well known Brazilian actresses of cinema, theater and television.

  28. Miguel Arraes

    Miguel Arraes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1916-2005 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Miguel Arraes de Alencar was a Brazilian lawyer and politician. He was mayor of Recife, State Deputy, Federal Deputy and three times Governor of Pernambuco.

  29. Simone Tebet

    Simone Tebet
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Simone Nassar Tebet is a Brazilian lawyer, professor, writer, and politician. She has represented Mato Grosso do Sul in the Federal Senate since 2015. Previously, she was mayor of Três Lagoas from 2005 to 2010. She is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, of which she was the leader in the Senate from 2018 to 2019.

  30. Marcel Herrmann Telles

    Marcel Herrmann Telles
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    businesspersonentrepreneur
    Biography

    Marcel Herrmann Telles is a Brazilian investor and businessman. Telles is a board member of AB InBev.

  31. Moreira Franco

    Moreira Franco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    sociologistpolitician
    Biography

    Wellington Moreira Franco is a Brazilian politician who served as the 54th Governor of Rio de Janeiro from 1987 to 1991 and Minister of Mines and Energy in 2018. He is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB).

  32. Osvaldo Aranha

    Osvaldo Aranha
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1894-1960 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    In 1916 graduated with Bachelor of Laws
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Oswaldo Euclides de Sousa Aranha was a Brazilian politician, diplomat and statesman, who came to national prominence in 1930 under Getúlio Vargas.

  33. Ary Barroso

    Ary Barroso
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1903-1964 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    journalistsongwriterpianistcomposerfilm score composer
    Biography

    Ary de Resende Barroso, better known as Ary Barroso, was a Brazilian composer, pianist, soccer commentator, and talent-show host on radio and TV. He was one of Brazil's most successful songwriters in the first half of the 20th century. Barroso also composed many songs for Carmen Miranda during her career.

  34. Celso Furtado

    Celso Furtado
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1920-2004 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Celso Monteiro Furtado was a Brazilian economist and one of the most distinguished intellectuals of his country during the 20th century. His work focuses on development and underdevelopment and on the persistence of poverty in peripheral countries throughout the world. He is viewed, along with Raúl Prebisch, as one of the main formulators of economic structuralism, an economics school that is largely identified with CEPAL, which achieved prominence in Latin America and other developing regions during the 1960s and 1970s and sought to stimulate economic development through governmental intervention, largely inspired on the views of John Maynard Keynes. As a politician, Furtado was appointed Minister of Planning (Goulart government) and Minister of Culture (Sarney government).

  35. Marcelo Gleiser

    Marcelo Gleiser
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Studied in 1982
    Occupations
    journalistphysicistastronomerastrophysicist
    Biography

    Marcelo Gleiser is a Brazilian physicist and astronomer. He is currently Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College and a winner of the Templeton Prize.

  36. Eurico Miranda

    Eurico Miranda
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1944-2019 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Eurico Ângelo de Oliveira Miranda was a Brazilian politician and sports directive. He was president of Vasco da Gama from 2014 until 17 January 2018. He was previously president of Vasco da Gama between 2001 and 2008, having also previously worked in Vasco da Gama administration. He succeeded Antônio Soares Calçada in December 2000, and was reelected in December 2003 and December 2006. He was replaced by Roberto Dinamite in June 2008, however he returns to the presidency of Vasco da Gama in December 2014. He was also a federal deputy and known by his political approach characterised by Euriquism.

  37. Heleno de Freitas

    Heleno de Freitas
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1920-1959 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    association football player
    Biography

    Heleno de Freitas was a Brazilian footballer, who played as a forward.

  38. André Esteves

    André Esteves
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    bankercomputer scientist
    Biography

    André Santos Esteves is a Brazilian billionaire businessman. Among Brazilian billionaires, Esteves is ranked 6th with a net worth of R$20.75 billion, according to Forbes business magazine. He currently serves as senior partner at BTG Pactual, the biggest investment bank in Latin America, and also as board member of Conservation International. In 2015, he was arrested by the Brazilian Federal Police in the context of the anti-corruption Operation Car Wash, and remained in prison for around three weeks; in December 2018, Esteves was acquitted of corruption charges.

  39. Anísio Teixeira

    Anísio Teixeira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1900-1971 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    writereducator
    Biography

    Anísio Spínola Teixeira was a Brazilian educator, jurist, and writer. Teixeira was one of the reformers of Brazilian education of the early 20th century, being an advocate of progressive education in the country. He was one of the co-founders of the University of the Federal District, in 1935, and of the University of Brasília in 1960.

  40. Conceição Evaristo

    Conceição Evaristo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Graduated with licentiate
    Occupations
    writerpoetlinguist
    Biography

    Maria da Conceição Evaristo de Brito is a Brazilian writer. Her work is marked by her life experiences as an Afro-Brazilian woman, which she calls escrevivência—a portmanteau of escrita (writing) and vivência (life experience). She was born into a humble family and is the second oldest of 9 siblings, being the first in her household to earn a university degree. She helped her mother and aunt with washing clothes and deliveries, while studying.

  41. Mario Lago

    Mario Lago
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1911-2002 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    musicianpoliticiansingerpoetwriter
    Biography

    Mário Lago OMC was a Brazilian lawyer, poet, broadcaster, composer and actor.

  42. Adhemar da Silva

    Adhemar da Silva
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1927-2001 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorathleteactor
    Biography

    Adhemar Ferreira da Silva was a Brazilian triple jumper. He won two Olympic gold medals and set four world records, the last being 16.56 metres in 1955 Pan American Games. In his early career he also competed in the long jump, placing fourth at the 1951 Pan American Games. He broke world records in triple jump on five occasions during his illustrious career. Up to date, he remains as the only track and field athlete from South America to have won two Olympic gold medals. He also had close association with Czech veteran long distance runner Emil Zátopek for over 50 years.

  43. Antonio Tabet

    Antonio Tabet
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    screenwriteractor
    Biography

    Antonio Pedro Tabet is an advertising, scriptwriter and Brazilian comedian. Tabet is one of the creators of the channel Porta dos Fundos. He was vice president of communication at Clube de Regatas do Flamengo between 2015 and 2017. Currently, he is among the stars of Borges Importadora.

  44. Larissa França

    Larissa França
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    volleyball playerbeach volleyball player
    Biography

    Larissa França Maestrini is a beach volleyball player from Brazil. She is the all-time leader of beach volleyball titles, with 57 FIVB career gold medals, including the 2011 Beach Volleyball World Championships with Juliana Felisberta and the 2015 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour with Talita Antunes.

  45. Oswaldo Cruz

    Oswaldo Cruz
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1872-1917 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    philanthropistbotanistphysician
    Biography

    Oswaldo Gonçalves Cruz, better known as Oswaldo Cruz, was a Brazilian physician, pioneer bacteriologist, epidemiologist and public health officer and the founder of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute. Notable among his scientific findings was the description of American trypanosomiasis, also known, after him, as Chagas disease.

  46. João Saldanha

    João Saldanha
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1917-1990 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football managerjournalist
    Biography

    João Alves Jobin Saldanha was a Brazilian journalist and football manager. He coached the Brazil national football team during the South American Qualifying to the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Nicknamed João Sem Medo (Fearless João) by Nelson Rodrigues, Saldanha played for Botafogo. He then started a career in journalism and became one of Brazil's most prolific sports columnists. He often criticised players, managers and teams, and was a member of then-illegal Brazilian Communist Party (Partido Comunista Brasileiro – PCB).

  47. Benjamin Constant

    Benjamin Constant
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1836-1891 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    military personnelengineermathematicianpolitician
    Biography

    Benjamin Constant Botelho de Magalhães was a Brazilian military man and political thinker. Primarily a positivist, influenced heavily by Auguste Comte, he was the founder of the positivist movement in Brazil (Sociedade Positivista do Brasil, Brazilian Positivist Society), and later this led to his republican views. He left the Brazilian Positivist society because of internal disagreements, but remained an ardent pupil of Comte until the end of his life.

  48. Arthur Virgílio Neto

    Arthur Virgílio Neto
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Arthur Virgilio do Carmo Ribeiro Neto better known as Arthur Virgilio or Arthur Neto, is a Brazilian politician and lawyer, career diplomat, member and one of the founders of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party. Since 2013, he serves as the mayor of his hometown Manaus, being re-elected for the office in 2016. Prior, Virgílio Neto already served as mayor of Manaus from 1989 to 1992.

  49. Ilan Goldfajn

    Ilan Goldfajn
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Ilan Goldfajn is an Israeli-born Brazilian economist, former President of the Central Bank of Brazil and current Director of the International Monetary Fund's Western Hemisphere Department.

  50. Nelson Barbosa

    Nelson Barbosa
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    economistpolitician
    Biography

    Nelson Henrique Barbosa Filho is a Brazilian economist and professor of economics. From 21 December 2015 to 12 May 2016, he was Brazil's Minister of Finance.

  51. Josué de Castro

    Josué de Castro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1908-1973 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    geographerpoliticianphysicianfaculty memberdiplomat
    Biography

    Josué de Castro, born Josué Apolônio de Castro, was a Brazilian physician, expert on nutrition, geographer, writer, public administrator, and activist against world hunger.

  52. Francisco Dornelles

    Francisco Dornelles
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    lawyereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Francisco Dornelles is a Brazilian lawyer, economist and politician. He was the vice governor of Rio de Janeiro from 2015 to 2019 and was the interim Governor during March and October 2016 after the illness of governor Luiz Fernando Pezão. He represented Rio de Janeiro in the Federal Senate from 2007 to 2015, until he resigned from the post to take office as vice governor. Previously, he served as a deputy from Rio de Janeiro and several positions in presidents José Sarney and Fernando Henrique Cardoso's cabinets from 1987 to 2007. He is a member of the Progressistas.

  53. João Pimenta da Veiga Filho

    João Pimenta da Veiga Filho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    João Pimenta da Veiga Filho is a former communications minister of Brazil.

  54. Antônio Pedro de Siqueira Indio da Costa

    Antônio Pedro de Siqueira Indio da Costa
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Antônio Pedro de Siqueira Indio da Costa, also known as Índio da Costa, is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. On June 30, 2010, it was announced that da Costa had been chosen as the vice presidential running mate by leading presidential candidate José Serra of the PSDB party.

  55. Henrique Eduardo Alves

    Henrique Eduardo Alves
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Henrique Eduardo Lyra Alves is a Brazilian politician. A member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, he was the President of the Chamber of Deputies (Speaker) of Brazil from 2013 to 2015.

  56. Marcelo Madureira

    Marcelo Madureira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actorengineer
    Biography

    Marcelo Madureira is the stage name of Marcelo Barreto Garmatter, a Brazilian comedian. He was part of the troupe that developed and presented between 1992 and 2010, the comedy show "Casseta & Planeta Urgente" at Rede Globo. Along with another group member, Hubert, he writes the Coluna do Agamenon to the newspaper "O Globo." He was professor of mathematics of an old Brazilian education program, MOBRAL and is a graduate in Production Engineering at the School of Engineering at UFRJ, having worked as an engineer in the Planning Department of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). Madureira is a black belt in judo and has been married for 25 years to the psychoanalyst Claudia, with whom he had three children.

  57. Elon Lages Lima

    Elon Lages Lima
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1929-2017 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Elon Lages Lima was a Brazilian mathematician whose research concerned differential topology, algebraic topology, and differential geometry. Lima was an influential figure in the development of mathematics in Brazil.

  58. Dilian Francisca Toro

    Dilian Francisca Toro
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Dilian Francisca Toro Torres is a Colombian physician and politician, she served as Senator of Colombia from 2002 to 2013. She was investigated by the Supreme Court of Justice of Colombia on charges of money laundering, and remained under preventive detention from 25 July 2012 to 1 August 2013 at the Police Centre for Higher Studies (Cespo) in Bogotá. She currently serves as Governor of Valle del Cauca Department.

  59. Mário Henrique Simonsen

    Mário Henrique Simonsen
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1935-1997 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    engineereconomistbanker
    Biography

    Mário Henrique Simonsen was a Brazilian economist, who served as Brazil's finance minister from 1974 to 1979.

  60. Marcello Alencar

    Marcello Alencar
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Marcello Nunes de Alencar was a Brazilian politician and lawyer. Alencar served as the Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro from 1995 until 1999, as well as two tenures as Mayor of Rio de Janeiro from 1983 to 1986 and 1989 to 1993.

  61. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    1989-1992 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
    Biography

    Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Brazilian neuroscientist. Her main field of work is comparative neuroanatomy; her findings include a method of counting of neurons of human and other animals' brains and the relation between the cerebral cortex area and thickness and number of cortical folds.

  62. Francisco Pereira Passos

    Francisco Pereira Passos
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1836-1913 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    architectpoliticianengineerurban planner
    Biography

    Francisco Franco Pereira Passos was a Brazilian engineer and politician. He was mayor of Rio de Janeiro from 1902 to 1906, nominated by President Rodrigues Alves. During his tenure, Pereira Passos promoted a large-scale urban renewal plan for Rio, inspired by Georges-Eugène Haussmann's renewal of Paris.

  63. Lygia Pape

    Lygia Pape
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1927-2004 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    In 1980 graduated with master's degree in aesthetics
    Occupations
    graphic artistsculptorinstallation artistdrawerpainter
    Biography

    Lygia Pape was a Brazilian visual artist, sculptor, engraver, and filmmaker, who was a key figure in the Concrete movement and a later co-founder of the Neo-Concrete Movement in Brazil during the 1950s and 1960s. Along with Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, she was an important artist in the expansion of contemporary art in Brazil and pushed geometric art to include aspects of interaction and to engage with ethical and political themes.

  64. Sidarta Ribeiro

    Sidarta Ribeiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    1994-1994 graduated with master's degree in biophysics
    Occupations
    neuroscientistresearcherbiologist
    Biography

    Sidarta Tollendal Gomes Ribeiro is a Brazilian neuroscientist, writer, science communicator, and deputy director of the Brain Institute at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), which he joined in 2008 as full professor.

  65. Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre

    Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1806-1879 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    poetpainterpoliticianteachercartoonist
    Biography

    Manuel José de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Baron of Santo Ângelo, was a Brazilian Romantic writer, painter, architect, diplomat and professor, considered to be one of the first Brazilian editorial cartoonists ever. He is the patron of the 32nd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

  66. Carlos Minc

    Carlos Minc
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    environmentalistgeographerpoliticianuniversity teachereconomist
    Biography

    Carlos Minc Baumfeld is a Brazilian geographer, professor, environmentalist, politician and Minister of Environment in Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's second term as president of Brazil.

  67. Roberto Gurgel

    Roberto Gurgel
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Roberto Monteiro Gurgel Santos is a former Prosecutor General of the Republic.

  68. Oliveira Viana

    Oliveira Viana
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1883-1951 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    sociologistprofessorjournalisthistorianpolitician
    Biography

    Francisco José de Oliveira Viana was a Brazilian professor, jurist, historian, sociologist, and an imortal of the Academia Brasileira de Letras.

  69. Humberto Teixeira

    Humberto Teixeira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1915-1979 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    composerwriterlawyerpoliticianpoet
    Biography

    Humberto Teixeira or Humberto Cavalcante Teixeira was a Brazilian lawyer, politician, musician, and composer, mostly known for his partnership with musician Luiz Gonzaga. Together, they wrote one of the most important songs of their era, Asa Branca, in 1947. Teixeira is recognized as a specialist in baião as well as "master of costumes and popular North-Eastern trends."

  70. Evandro Lins e Silva

    Evandro Lins e Silva
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1912-2002 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerjournalist
    Biography

    Evandro Cavalcanti Lins e Silva was a Brazilian lawyer, journalist, writer and politician. He was Prosecutor General of the Republic, Chief of Staff, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Justice of the Supreme Federal Court.

  71. Paulo Rabello de Castro

    Paulo Rabello de Castro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Paulo Rabello de Castro is a Brazilian economist, incumbent president of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES). He was also the president of Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). For both offices, Rabello was appointed by president Michel Temer.

  72. José Gomes Temporão

    José Gomes Temporão
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    José Gomes Temporão is a Brazilian public health physician and politician, formerly of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party, who later joined the Brazilian Socialist Party. He was Brazilian Minister of Health from 2007 to 2010, during the second term of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's administration.

  73. Adriana Behar

    Adriana Behar
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    beach volleyball player
    Biography

    Adriana Brandão Behar is one of the most outstanding volleyball players of her generation.

  74. Edgar Roquette-Pinto

    Edgar Roquette-Pinto
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1884-1954 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    journalistphysician writerethnologistteacheressayist
    Biography

    Edgar Roquette-Pinto was a Brazilian writer, ethnologist, anthropologist and physician. He was a member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras and is regarded as the father of radio broadcasting in Brazil.

  75. Mauro Vieira

    Mauro Vieira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Mauro Luiz Iecker Vieira is a Brazilian diplomat who has been serving as Brazil's Ambassador to Croatia since 2020. He was Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs during President Dilma Rousseff's second term. Having succeeded Luiz Alberto Figueiredo, Mauro Vieira took office as foreign minister on 1 January 2015.

  76. Graças Foster

    Graças Foster
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    Graduated with master's degree in nuclear engineering
    Occupations
    chemical engineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Maria das Graças Foster, commonly known as Graça Foster, is a Brazilian business executive and chemical engineer. She was the CEO of Petrobras-Petróleo Brasil, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, which is located in Rio de Janeiro. She was the first woman in the world to head a major oil-and-gas company. In April 2012, she was listed on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. In 2014, she was recognized as the 16th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes Magazine. She was ranked by Fortune magazine in 2013 as the Most Powerful Woman in Business (outside the U.S.) for the second year in a row.

  77. João Batista Oliveira de Araujo

    João Batista Oliveira de Araujo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    João Batista Oliveira de Araujo, also known as Babá, is a Brazilian politician. He is a former member of the Workers' Party, and a founding member of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL), in which he is affiliated to Socialist Workers' Current tendency.

  78. Marcio Braga

    Marcio Braga
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    politicianassociation football player
    Biography

    Marcio Baroukel de Souza Braga, usually known as Marcio Braga was president of Flamengo until the end of the 2009 season. He was born in Rio de Janeiro. Márcio Braga was previously president of the club from 1977 to 1981, 1986 to 1989 and from 1991 to 1992. In 2009, Braga left Flamengo's presidency due to medical issues and after being suspended by the Court of Sporting Justice (TJD), he was replaced by Delair Dumbrosck.

  79. Zuenir Ventura

    Zuenir Ventura
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    Zuenir Carlos Ventura is a Brazilian journalist and writer. He is a columnist for the newspaper O Globo, and for Época magazine. He won the Jabuti Prize in 1995 in the "reportage" category for the book Cidade Partida. In 2009, his book 1968 - O que Fizemos de Nós won the third place at the same category of the prize. In 1989, he and his team of journalists from Jornal do Brasil won the Esso Journalism Award for their reportage on Chico Mendes' murder investigation.

  80. San Tiago Dantas

    San Tiago Dantas
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1911-1964 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Francisco Clementino San Tiago Dantas was a journalist, lawyer, teacher and congressman, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs during the presidency of João Goulart. He is considered one of the forerunners of the "Independent Foreign Policy", which sought to diversify Brazil's international relations and refused automatic alignments with any country or bloc. He was born and died in Rio de Janeiro.

  81. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo

    Luiz Alberto Figueiredo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    ministerdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado is a Brazilian diplomat and former Minister of External Relations, having succeeded Antonio Patriota and was succeeded by Mauro Vieira. Figueiredo took office as foreign minister on August 28, 2013., and left office on December 31, 2014.

  82. Jacob Palis

    Jacob Palis
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
    In 1962 graduated with bachelor's degree in engineering
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Jacob Palis Jr. is a Brazilian mathematician and professor. Palis' research interests are mainly dynamical systems and differential equations. Some themes are global stability and hyperbolicity, bifurcations, attractors and chaotic systems.

  83. Marquinhos Trad

    Marquinhos Trad
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marquinhos Trad is a Brazilian politician and lawyer. He was mayor of Campo Grande between 2017 and 2022.

  84. Manuel de Abreu

    Manuel de Abreu
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1894-1962 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    scientistradiologistpoetphysician
    Biography

    Manuel Dias de Abreu was a Brazilian physician and scientist, the inventor of abreugraphy, a rapid radiography of the lungs for screening tuberculosis. He is considered one of the most important Brazilian physicians, side by side with Carlos Chagas, Vital Brazil and Oswaldo Cruz.

  85. Artur Timóteo da Costa

    Artur Timóteo da Costa
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1882-1923 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    drawerscenographersculptorpaintertheatre designer
    Biography

    Arthur Timótheo da Costa was an Afro-Brazilian painter and designer.

  86. Ronald de Carvalho

    Ronald de Carvalho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1893-1935 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Ronald de Carvalho was a Brazilian poet, writer, politician and diplomat from Rio de Janeiro. A street in Rio is named after him.

  87. Artur da Távola

    Artur da Távola
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1936-2008 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianjournalist
    Biography

    Paulo Alberto Moretzsohn Monteiro de Barros, better known by the pseudonym Artur da Távola, was a Brazilian politician, Senator, journalist, and writer.

  88. Carlos Chagas Filho

    Carlos Chagas Filho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1910-2000 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    university teacherneuroscientistbiologistphysician
    Biography

    Carlos Chagas Filho was a Brazilian physician, biologist and scientist active in the field of neuroscience. He was internationally renowned for his investigations on the neural mechanisms underlying the phenomenon of electrogenesis by the electroplaques of electric fishes. He was also an important scientific leader, being one of the founders of the Biophysics Institute of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and was also a president for 16 years of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (1965–1967).

  89. Alexander Kellner

    Alexander Kellner
    Born in
    Liechtenstein Flag Liechtenstein
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    paleontologistuniversity teachermuseum director
    Biography

    Alexander Wilhelm Armin Kellner is a Brazilian geologist and paleontologist who is a leading expert in the field of studying pterosaurs. His research has focused mainly on fossil reptiles from the Cretaceous Period, including extinct dinosaurs and crocodylomorphs.

  90. Leopoldo Nachbin

    Leopoldo Nachbin
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1922-1993 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Leopoldo Nachbin was a Jewish-Brazilian mathematician who dealt with topology, and harmonic analysis.

  91. Carlos Lessa

    Carlos Lessa
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1936-2020 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Carlos Francisco Theodoro Machado Ribeiro de Lessa, better known simply as Carlos Lessa was a Brazilian economist and professor.

  92. João Paulo Cuenca

    João Paulo Cuenca
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerauthorjournalist
    Biography

    João Paulo Cuenca is a Brazilian writer. In 2012, the English literary magazine Granta named him as one of the 20 best Brazilian writers under 40. In 2007, he was selected by the Hay Festival as one of the most talented Latin American writers under 39.

  93. Victor Nunes Leal

    Victor Nunes Leal
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1914-1985 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Victor Nunes Leal was a Brazilian jurist, Minister of the Supreme Federal Court and professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

  94. Duília de Mello

    Duília de Mello
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    astrophysicist
    Biography

    Duília de Mello is a Brazilian astronomer. She is currently full professor at the Catholic University of America and collaborates with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research is mainly on galaxies.

  95. Aldo Parisot

    Aldo Parisot
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1918-2018 (aged 100)
    Occupations
    cellistmusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Aldo Simoes Parisot was a Brazilian-born American cellist and cello teacher. He was first a member of the Juilliard School faculty, and then went on to serve as a music professor at the Yale School of Music for sixty years (1958 to July 2018).

  96. Tatiana Salem Levy

    Tatiana Salem Levy
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Tatiana Salem Levy is a Brazilian writer and translator.

  97. Renata Souza

    Renata Souza
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Renata da Silva Souza is a Brazilian politician. In 2018, Souza was elected a state deputy in the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro.

  98. Israel Klabin

    Israel Klabin
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Israel Klabin is a Brazilian civil engineer, mathematician, environmentalist and politician. He was born in Rio de Janeiro. He served as the second Mayor of Rio de Janeiro from 15 March 1979 to 3 June 1980. He was a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement.

  99. João Paulo dos Reis Veloso

    João Paulo dos Reis Veloso
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    João Paulo dos Reis Veloso was a Brazilian economist and politician who served as Minister of Planning between 1969 and 1979, and also as President of the Institute of Applied Economic Research.

  100. Armando Falcão

    Armando Falcão
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1919-2010 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Armando Ribeiro Falcão was a Brazilian politician. Falcão was born in Fortaleza. He graduated from Federal University Of Rio de Janeiro Faculty Of Law. From 1974 to 1979, he served as Brazil's Justice Minister under former President Ernesto Geisel.