• Born date: 1857-04-14
  • Born in: Brazil
  • Death date: 1913-01-21
  • Death in: Argentína
Aluísio Azevedo

Aluísio Tancredo Gonçalves de Azevedo (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈlwizju tɐ̃ˈkɾedu ɡõˈsaɫviʒ dʒ ɐze̞ˈvedu], 14 April 1857 — 21 January 1913) was a Brazilian novelist, caricaturist, diplomat, playwright and short story writer. Initially a Romantic writer, he would later adhere to the Naturalist movement. He introduced the Naturalist movement in Brazil with the novel O Mulato, in 1881.He founded and occupied the 4th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1913.