Alceu Amoroso Lima, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alceu Amoroso Lima

Brazilian writer, journalist and activist

Date of Birth: 11-Dec-1893

Place of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Date of Death: 14-Aug-1983

Profession: writer, teacher, politician, journalist, Christians Jehovah’s Witnesses, literary critic

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Alceu Amoroso Lima

  • Alceu Amoroso Lima (Petrópolis, December 11, 1893 – Rio de Janeiro, August 14, 1983) was a writer, journalist, activist from Brazil and founder of the Brazilian Christian Democracy.
  • He adopted the pseudonym Tristão de Ataíde in 1919.
  • In 1928 he converted to Catholicism and eventually became head of Catholic Action in Brazil.
  • Although he initially had some sympathy for certain aims of Brazilian Integralism he became a strong opponent of authoritarianism in general and Fascism in particular.
  • That came in part through the influence of Jacques Maritain.
  • He was a staunch advocate for press freedom during the period of military dictatorship.

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