João Cardoso de Meneses e Sousa, Baron of Paranapiacaba
João Cardoso de Meneses e Sousa
|Born||25 April 1827|
Santos, São Paulo, Brazil
|Died||2 February 1915 (aged 87)|
Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Occupation||Poet, translator, journalist, lawyer, politician|
|Alma mater||University of São Paulo|
|Notable works||A Harpa Gemedora|
He was born in the city of Santos, in São Paulo, in 1827. He graduated in Law at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo in 1848, but before moving to Rio de Janeiro in order to follow his career, he served as a History and Geography teacher in the city of Taubaté.
As a poet, Sousa would only publish one book, A Harpa Gemedora (The Moaning Harp), in 1849, where he would publish some translations of poems by Lord Byron. He also published a translation of Jean de La Fontaine's Fables in 1886.
He died in Rio de Janeiro, in 1915.
| Baron of Paranapiacaba
1883 — 1889
None (title abolished)
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