José de Anchieta

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About José de Anchieta José de Anchieta (March 19, 1534 – June 9, 1597) was a Canarian Jesuit missionary to Brazil in the second half of the 16th century. A highly influential figure in Brazil's history in the first century after its discovery on April 22, 1500 by a Portuguese fleet commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral, Anchieta was one of the founders of São Paulo, in 1554, and Rio de Janeiro, in 1565. He was a writer and poet, and is considered the first Brazilian writer. Anchieta was also involved in the catechesis and conversion to the Catholic faith of the Indian population; his efforts at Indian pacification, together with another Jesuit missionary, Manuel da Nóbrega, were crucial to the establishment of stable colonial settlements in the new country.

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21. José de Paiva Netto 5033
22. Dr Bezerra Menezes 4348
23. Euripedes Barsanulf 4348
24. Brigadeiro Sampaio 4271
25. José de Anchieta 3336
26. Gen Costa e Silva 3244
27. Isabel I 3235
28. Rio Branco 3233
29. Deodoro da Fonseca 3233

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178. Mustafa Barzani 3360
179. José de Anchieta 3336
180. I. Kapodistrias 3311
181. Nikola Gruevski 3301
182. Bhagath Singh 3300
183. Gen Costa e Silva 3244

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