Alves, Castro

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Alves, Castro Gender: M
Alves, Antonio Frederico de Castro
born on 14 March 1847 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Muritiba (Bahia), Brazil, 12s3735, 38w5924
Timezone LMT m38w5924 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Borges
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°20' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 19°56 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°51'

Castro Alves


Brazilian abolitionist poet whose verses and essays brought attention to the pitiful situation of Afro-Brazilian slaves and promoted their freedom. Castro died 7/06/1871 of tuberculosis; he was 24 and he knew he had the disease at age 16.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Marcello Borges quotes a biography for the record of Castro's father.

Sy Scholfield quotes same data from the biography "A vida de Castro Alves" by Pedro Calmon (J. Olympio, 1947), p. 30: "Dúvida que houvesse, tirou-a o diário do Dr. Alves: 'Antônio Castro Alves, 1847 — a 14 de março nasceu meu 2.° filho Antônio Frederico de Castro Alves — às 10 horas do dia de Santa Matilde — domingo. Fazenda das Cabaceiras.'"


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis (knew he had it at age 16)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 24)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet (Abolitionist)