Fausto Carlos Barreto (December 19, 1852 – October 2, 1915) was a Brazilian philologist, journalist, professor and politician.
|Born||Fausto Carlos Barreto|
December 19, 1852
|Died||October 2, 1915 (aged 62)|
Rio de Janeiro
|Alma mater||Federal University of Rio de Janeiro|
Barreto was born in Tauá, Ceará on December 19, 1852. He began his studies at the Federal University of Ceará, transferring before finishing them to the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he enrolled in 1874 at the School of Medicine. He left shortly before graduating. In 1883, he became a professor of Portuguese language at Colégio Pedro II.
He died on October 2, 1915 in Rio de Janeiro.
His work as a philologist, mostly related to grammar, has made him one of the foremost experts in the field in his time. He was a corresponding member of the Institute of Ceará.
- (Ed. by Carlos de Laet) Antologia nacional ou collecção de excerptos dos principaes escriptores da lingua portugueza do 19o (20o) ao 16e seculo, Rio de Janeiro, Paulo de Azevedo, 1895 (latest 1989).