Guilherme de Almeida - Sao Paolo, Brazil
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S 23° 35.097 W 046° 39.290
23K E 331133 N 7390748
Quick Description: Guilherme de Almeida was a poet AND a hero of the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932 in Brazil.
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Date Posted: 7/15/2021 9:56:56 AM
Waymark Code: WM14JBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Guilherme de Almeida's grave is located inside the Obelisk of Sao Paolo...a memorial to the heroes of Brazil's 1932 Constitutionalist Revolution.

Wikipedia (visit link) informs us:

"Guilherme de Andrade e Almeida (born in Campinas, July 24, 1890 and died in Sao Paulo, July 11, 1969) was a lawyer, journalist, film critic, poet, essayist and Brazilian translator. He helped popularize the Japanese poem style, haiku in Brazil.

He is the son of Estevão de Araújo Almeida, a law teacher and jurist, and Angelina Andrade Almeida.

He married Belkiss Barroso de Almeida, and they had a son, Guy Sérgio Haroldo Estevão Zózimo Barroso de Almeida, who married Marina Queiroz Aranha de Almeida.

He fought in the Constitutionalist Revolution of 1932. His greatest work of love to São Paulo was his poem, Nossa Bandeira (Our Flag), but he also wrote Moeda Paulista (São Paulo Coin) and the poignant Oração ante a última trincheira (Prayer at the last ditch"). He was proclaimed The poet of the Revolution.

He also wrote the letter "Canção do Expedicionário" ("Song of the Expeditionary") with music by Spartaco Rossi and pracinhas brasileiros in World War II."
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