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Santa Rita Durão
Brazilian orator, poet and priestwd:Q6958165
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language of expression: Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese
educated at: University of Coimbra
occupation: poet, orator, roman catholic friar, writer, librarian
José de Santa Rita Durão (1722–1784), known simply as Santa Rita Durão, was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet, orator and Augustinian friar. He is considered a forerunner of "Indianism" in Brazilian literature, with his epic poem Caramuru.
He is the correspondent patron of the 9th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.
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