Austregésilo de Athayde

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Austregésilo de Athayde.

Austregésilo de Athayde (September 25, 1898 – September 13, 1993, age 94) was a writer and journalist born in Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil. His career includes being invited by Assis Chateaubriand to work at a top position at the Diários Associados. Later he became an emblematic figure for the Academia Brasileira de Letras as he served as President of the organization for 34 years.

He was active in human rights causes in Brazil. Austregésilo de Athayde died on September 13, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro at age 94.

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Preceded by
Oliveira Viana
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Brazilian Academy of Letters – Occupant of the 8th chair

1958–1993
Succeeded by
Antônio Calado
Preceded by
Elmano Cardim
President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters
1959–1993
Succeeded by
Abgar Renault