Gregório de Matos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gregório de Matos

Brazilian poet and lawyer

Date of Birth: 23-Dec-1636

Place of Birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Date of Death: 26-Nov-1696

Profession: writer, lawyer, poet, poet lawyer

Nationality: Brazil

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Gregório de Matos

  • Gregório de Matos e Guerra (Salvador - December 23, 1636 – Recife - November 26, 1696) was a famous Colonial Brazilian Baroque poet.
  • Although he wrote many lyrical and religious poems, he was more well known by his satirical ones, most of them frontally criticizing the Catholic Church, rendering him the nickname "Boca do Inferno" (in English: Hell's Mouth). He is the patron of the 16th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

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