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Tomás António Gonzaga
Brazilian poet, jurist and activistwd:Q1334602
country of citizenship: Brazil, Portugal
native language: Portuguese
language of expression: Portuguese
educated at: University of Coimbra
occupation: poet, jurist, political activist
Tomás António Gonzaga (11 August 1744 – c. 1810) was a Portuguese-born Brazilian poet. One of the most famous Neoclassic colonial Brazilian writers, he was also the ouvidor and the ombudsman of the city of Ouro Preto (formerly "Vila Rica"), as well as the desembargador of the appeal court in Bahia. He wrote under the pen name Dirceu.
He is patron of the 37th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
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