Sérgio Paulo Rouanet (born 23 February 1934) is a Brazilian diplomat, philosopher, essayist and scholar. He was the national Secretary of Culture between 1991 and 1992, and in his tenure he created the Lei de Incentivo à Cultura (Culture Incentive Law), a tax credit law for companies and citizens that sponsor cultural activities, which became known as Rouanet Law.
Sérgio Paulo Rouanet
|Born||February 23, 1934|
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupation||Diplomat, philosopher, essayist, scholar|
Born in Rio de Janeiro, he graduated in Social Sciences at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He got a master's degree in Political Science from Georgetown University, in Economics from George Washington University, Philosophy from the New York School for Social Research and also a doctorate from the University of São Paulo.
Rouanet was a general consul of Brazil in Zurich from 1976 to 1982 and Brazilian ambassador in Denmark from 1987 to 1991, when he was appointed by then president Fernando Collor de Mello to occupy the national Secretary of Culture. After Collor de Mello's impeachment, in 1992, Rouanet resigned and was appointed as general consul of Brazil in Berlin from 1993 to 1995 and ambassador in Czech Republic from 1995 to 2000.
Adelmar Tavares da Silva (Recife, February 16, 1888 – June 20, 1963 Rio de Janeiro) was a lawyer, magistrate, jurist, professor and poet from Recife. He was a member of Brazilian Societies devoted to criminology and law. As a poet he was respected with several of his poems becoming songs. In 1948 he became President of the Academia Brasileira de Letras.Alfredo Bosi
Alfredo Bosi (São Paulo, August 23, 1936) is a Brazilian historian, literary critic, and professor. He is member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras (Brazilian Academy of Letters), occupying Chair number 12. One of his most famous books is "História Concisa da Literatura Brasileira" (Brief History of Brazilian Literature), widely used in Brazilian universities in literature courses. Bosi also wrote several studies about Italian literature and about major Brazilian writers as well as essays on the field of hermeneutics.Ana Maria Machado
Ana Maria Machado (born 24 December 1941) is a Brazilian writer of children's books, one of the most significant alongside Lygia Bojunga Nunes and Ruth Rocha. She received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2000 for her "lasting contribution to children's literature".Antônio Houaiss
Antônio Houaiss (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈwajs] or [ˈuajs]; October 15, 1915 – March 7, 1999) was a Brazilian lexicographer, writer and translator.Carlos de Laet
Carlos Maximiliano Pimenta de Laet (October 3, 1847 – December 7, 1927) was a journalist, professor and poet from Brazil.Eduardo Portella
Eduardo Portella (Salvador, Bahia, 8 October 1932 – Rio de Janeiro, 2 May 2017) was a Brazilian essayist, author, and Professor Emeritus at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He authored thirty books and was President of UNESCO's general conference.
Portella died of complications from pneumonia on 2 May 2017 at the age of 84.Fernando Magalhães
Fernando Magalhães (February 18, 1878 – January 10, 1944) was a Brazilian obstetrician who was twice President of the Academia Brasileira de Letras.Francisco de Assis Barbosa
Francisco de Assis Barbosa (Guaratinguetá, January 21, 1914 – Rio de Janeiro, December 8, 1991) was a Brazilian biographer, essayist, historian, and journalist. He was a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.José Mindlin
José Ephim Mindlin (September 8, 1914 – February 28, 2010) was a Brazilian lawyer, businessperson and bibliophile, born to Russian Jewish parents from Odessa.List of members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters
This list contains the 40 seats and their respective patrons, founders and members of Academia Brasileira de Letras.Merval Pereira
Merval Pereira is a Brazilian journalist, political columnist and commentator for O Globo, CBN News and Globo News cable television.Minister of Culture (Brazil)
The Ministry of Culture of Brazil was a ministry of the Brazilian government, created on March 15, 1985 by the president José Sarney and extinct on May 12, 2016 by Michel Temer. Before 1985, the duties of the ministry were of authority of the Ministry of Education, which from 1953 to 1985 was called the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC). Ministry of Culture was responsible for the letters, arts, folklore and other forms of expression of national culture and for the historical, archaeological, artistic and cultural heritage of Brazil. After being extinct, their function was incorporated into the Ministry of Education again.
There were 17 Ministers of Culture. The first was José Aparecido de Oliveira, and the last, Juca Ferreira.Ministry of Culture (Brazil)
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Paulo de Oliveira Leite Setúbal (January 1, 1893 – May 4, 1937) was a Brazilian writer, lawyer, journalist, essayist and poet.
He occupied the 31st chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1934 until his death in 1937.Roberto Marinho
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All projects must be approved by the Brazilian Ministry of Culture that examines technical feasibility of activities.
Patrons and members of the Brazilian Academy of Letters
1 to 10
1 (Adelino Fontoura): Luís Murat ►
Afonso d'Escragnolle Taunay ►
Ivan Monteiro de Barros Lins ►
Bernardo Élis ►
Evandro Lins e Silva ►
Ana Maria Machado
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11 (Fagundes Varela): Lúcio de Mendonça ►
Pedro Augusto Carneiro Lessa ►
Eduardo Ramos ►
João Luís Alves ►
Adelmar Tavares ►
Deolindo Couto ►
Darcy Ribeiro ►
Celso Furtado ►
Hélio Jaguaribe ►
Ignácio de Loyola Brandão
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21 (Joaquim Serra): José do Patrocínio ►
Mário de Alencar ►
Olegário Mariano ►
Álvaro Moreira ►
Adonias Filho ►
Dias Gomes ►
Roberto Campos ►
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31 (Pedro Luís Pereira de Sousa): Luís Caetano Pereira Guimarães Júnior ►
João Batista Ribeiro de Andrade Fernandes ►
Paulo Setúbal ►
Cassiano Ricardo ►
José Cândido de Carvalho ►
Geraldo França de Lima ►
Moacyr Scliar ►
Order of Cultural Merit (Brazil)