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Mangel de Araújo Porto-Alegre (1806–1879)

Porto-Alegre, Mangel de Araújo (ä-rou’zhö pör’tö ä-lā’gre). A Brazilian poet; born at Rio Pardo, Nov. 29, 1806; died in Lisbon, Portugal, Dec. 30, 1879. He frequented the Academy of Arts in Rio de Janeiro, 1826–28; studied painting in Paris and architecture there and in Italy until 1837, when he returned to Rio and was made professor at the Academy of Arts, later at the Military Academy. He was Brazilian consul-general at Stettin in 1859–65, but lived mostly in Berlin, afterwards at Lisbon. His principal works are: ‘Colombo,’ an epic, celebrating the discovery of America; and ‘Brasilianas,’ a lyric cycle, abounding in splendid descriptions of nature.