Raimundo Correia

Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia (May 13, 1859 – September 13, 1911) was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, judge and magistrate. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Olavo Bilac, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad".

Raimundo Correia
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BornRaimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia
(1859-05-13)May 13, 1859
São Luís, Brazil
DiedSeptember 13, 1911(1911-09-13) (aged 52)
Paris, France
OccupationPoet, judge, magistrate
Alma materUniversity of São Paulo
Literary movementParnassianism
Notable worksPrimeiros Sonhos

He founded and occupied the 5th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1897 until his death in 1911.


Correia was born on a ship anchored in the shores of São Luís, Maranhão, to desembargador José da Mota de Azevedo Correia and Maria Clara Vieira da Mota de Azevedo Correia. Correia made his secondary course at the Colégio Pedro II, and graduated in Law in 1882, at the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de São Paulo. He would serve as a successful judge in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.

Correia's first book, Primeiros Sonhos, was published in 1879, and its poems have a strong influence of Brazilian Romantic poets such as Fagundes Varela, Casimiro de Abreu and Castro Alves. However, he would join Parnassianism in 1883, with him book Sinfonias. Some of his poems are also considered to forerun the Symbolist movement in Brazil.

Correia died in 1911 in Paris while he was searching for a treatment for his diseases.[1]


  • Primeiros Sonhos (1879)
  • Sinfonias (1883)
  • Versos e Versões (1887)
  • Aleluias (1891)
  • Poesias (1898)


  1. ^ Bosi 2015, p. 237.
  • Bosi, Alfredo (2015) [1970]. História Concisa da Literatura Brasileira (in Portuguese). São Paulo: Cultrix. ISBN 978-85-316-0189-7.

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Preceded by  
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 5th chair

1897 — 1911
Succeeded by