Visconde de Taunay


Born
in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 22, 1843

Died
January 25, 1899

Genre

Influences
José de Alencar, Stendhal,


Alfredo d'Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay (b. Rio de Janeiro, February 22, 1843; d. Rio de Janeiro, January 25, 1899), was one of the foremost Brazilian writers in late 19th century, a historian and a distinguished politician. He used many nicknames: Anapurus, André Vidal, Carmotaigne, Eugênio de Melo, Flávio Elísio, Heitor Malheiros, Sílvio Dinarte, Múcio Escoevola, Sebastião Corte Real in his writings.

Taunay was born to an aristocratic family of French origin in Rio de Janeiro. His father was Amado Félix Emílio Taunay and his mother the Baroness D. Gabriela Hermínia Robert D'Escragnolle Taunay. His father was a painter and a professor at the Academia das Belas-Artes.

After getting his baccalaureate in literature at the Colégio Pedro
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