Millôr Fernandes

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Millôr Fernandes
Millor Fernandes por Cynthia Brito.jpg
Born (1923-08-16)August 16, 1923
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died March 27, 2012(2012-03-27) (aged 88)
Rio de Janeiro
Nationality Brazilian
Genre Humor

Millôr Fernandes (August 16, 1923[1] – March 27, 2012) was a Brazilian writer, journalist, cartoonist, humorist and playwright.[2] Born as Milton Viola Fernandes, his birth was registered in May 27, 1924; the handwriting on his birth certificate made the name Milton being read as "Millôr", which he adopted as his official name.[3]

He was born in Rio de Janeiro, and started his journalistic career already in 1938, publishing in several Brazilian magazines, such as O Cruzeiro and A Cigarra[1]

In 1956, Millôr shared with Saul Steinberg the first prize at the Buenos Aires International Caricature Exhibition, and in 1957 he had a one-man exhibition in Rio de Janeiro's Museum of Modern Art.[1]

Together with Jaguar, Ziraldo and others, he founded in 1969 the groundbreaking satirical newspaper O Pasquim.[1]

Millôr wrote a number of successful plays, and has also translated classics such as Shakespeare.[1]

He died on March 27, 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, due to complications after a stroke. He was 88 years old.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Millôr Fernandes". Releituras (in Portuguese)
  2. ^ "Millôr Online"
  3. ^ Prefeitura Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. Encontro Marcado. Retrieved in April 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Death of Millôr Fernandes (in Portuguese)
  5. ^ Millôr Fernandes, Journalist and Cartoonist, dies at 88

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