|Born||Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Died||1793 (aged 48–49)
|Pen name||Eureste Fenício|
|Alma mater||University of Coimbra|
|Children||Maria Ifigênia, José Eleutério, Tristão Antônio, João Damasceno|
It is attributed to him the design of the flag of Minas Gerais.
Peixoto was born in Rio de Janeiro, to Simão Alvarenga Braga and Maria Braga. He studied at the Jesuit College in Rio and would later graduate in Law at the University of Coimbra, where he met and befriended Basílio da Gama, another Brazilian poet.
Due to overdue taxes, Peixoto would adhere to the unsuccessful 1789 Minas Conspiracy, alongside the poets Tomás António Gonzaga and Cláudio Manuel da Costa, the priest José da Silva e Oliveira Rolim and the alférez Joaquim José da Silva Xavier (a.k.a. "Tiradentes").
Peixoto was married to poet Bárbara Heliodora (1758–1819), having with her four children. It is said[by whom?] that, after Peixoto was exiled, Heliodora's mental health began to gradually decline to the point of dementia.
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- Some sonnets by Alvarenga Peixoto (in Portuguese)
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