Pedro Luís Pereira de Sousa

Pedro Luís Pereira de Sousa (December 13, 1839 – July 16, 1884) was a Brazilian poet, politician, orator and lawyer, adept of the "Condorist" movement. He is the patron of the 31st chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters.

Pedro Luís Pereira de Sousa
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Born(1839-12-13)13 December 1839
Araruama, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Died16 July 1884(1884-07-16) (aged 44)
Bananal, São Paulo, Brazil
OccupationLawyer, journalist, politician, orator, poet
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo
SubjectSocial engagement
Literary movementRomanticism
Notable worksTerribilis Dea
RelativesWashington Luís Pereira de Sousa


Pedro Luís was born in Araruama, in 1839. He made his primary studies in the Instituto Freeze, in Nova Friburgo, where he met Casimiro de Abreu. Graduated in Law in the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo in 1860, he established himself as a lawyer in Rio de Janeiro. A deputy between 1864–1866 and 1878–1881, he would also become minister of Foreign Affairs in 1880 and the governor of Bahia in 1882. Among many others, he was decorated with the Order of the Rose.

He died in 1884.


  • Terribilis Dea (1860)
  • Os Voluntários da Morte (1864)
  • A Sombra de Tiradentes e Nunes Machado (1866)
  • Prisca Fides (1876)


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Preceded by
New creation
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Patron of the 31st chair
Succeeded by
Luís Caetano Pereira Guimarães Júnior (founder)