List of people from Brasília
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Notable people who live in Brasília include:
Contributors to the foundation of Brasília
- José Bonifácio - First Brazilian chancellor to suggest the idea of building a capital in the interior of Brazil, away from the chaotic life of its predecessor, Rio.
- Don Bosco - Priest
- Juscelino Kubitschek - President and Founder
- Oscar Niemeyer - Architect
- Lúcio Costa - Urban planner
Famous alumni at the University of Brasília
- Darcy Ribeiro, anthropologist, founder.
- Oscar Niemeyer, architect, Pritzker Prize 1988, founder.
- Athos Bulcão, artist, founder.
- Cyro dos Anjos, writer.
- Cláudio Santoro, composer and violinist.
- Afonso Arinos de Melo Franco, diplomat and poet.
- Nelson Pereira dos Santos, cineast.
- Kaká, Football Player (current club Real Madrid C.F.)
- Lúcio, footballer (current club Internazionale)
- Amoroso, footballer (current club Guaraní F.C.)
- Marílson Gomes dos Santos, professional athlete, winner of the New York City Marathon (2006)
- Hudson de Souza, middle distance runner
- Joaquim Cruz, middle distance runner, won the gold medal in the 800m at the 1984 Summer Olympics and the silver medal in the same competition at the 1988 Summer Olympics
- Oscar Schmidt, Basketball Legend
- Leila Barros, Volleyball player, won two bronze medals at the 1996 Summer Olympics and at 2000 Summer Olympics
- Paula Pequeno, Volleyball player, won the gold medal and was the MVP of the 2008 Summer Olympics
- Leandro Macedo, Triathlon
- Mariana Ohata, Triathlon
- Tatiana Lemos, Swimmer
- Rebeca Gusmão, Swimmer
- Nelson Piquet, Racecar pilot. Born in Rio de Janeiro, but lived in Brasília in his childhood and started his racing career
- Nelsinho Piquet, Racecar pilot
- Felipe Nasr, Racecar pilot
- Rodrigo Medeiros, Jiu Jitsu World Champion
- Paulo Thiago, MMA fighter
- Rani Yahya, MMA fighter
- Ketleyn Quadros, judoka, won the bronze medal at 2008 Summer Olympics
- Cristovam Buarque - Renowned Brazilian Intellectual, former Dean of the University of Brasília, Brazilian Congressman, former governor of the Federal District, candidate for the Brazilian presidential campaign of 2006, and current Brazilian Senator.