Afonso Arinos

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Afonso Arinos
BornAfonso Arinos de Melo Franco
(1868-05-01)May 1, 1868
Paracatu, Minas Gerais, Brazil
DiedFebruary 19, 1916(1916-02-19) (aged 47)
Barcelona, Spain
Pen nameOlívio Barros

Afonso Arinos de Melo Franco (May 1, 1868 – February 19, 1916) was a Brazilian journalist, writer and jurist.

In the 19th century, he was recognized as one of the most influential intellectuals of his time. His work is part of Brazil's most prestigious literature and contains a strong message of social criticism.


  • Os jagunços (1897)
  • Pelo sertão (1898)

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