Gilberto de Mello Freyre. Born 15 March 1900 in Recife, Pernambuco.

Studied at the American Colégio Gilreath, Recife, until 1917

Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1918– 21, B.A., 1921

Columbia University, New York, 1921–22, M.A. in anthropology, 1922.

Traveled in Europe, 1922–23

Private secretary to the Governor of Pernambuco, Recife, 1927–30.

Editor, A Província, Recife, 1928–30.

Taught sociology at the Escola Normal, Recife, 1928–30.

Exiled to Portugal, then traveled to Africa, 1930.

Professor of sociology, University of São Paulo, 1935–38

Visiting professor at various universities in Brazil, Europe, and the United States.

Married Maria Magdalena Guedes Pereira, 1941 (one daughter and one son)

Representative of Pernambuco, National Assembly, 1946,

Representative in the House of Deputies, 1947–50.

Brazilian Ambassador to the United Nations General Assembly, 1949, 1964.

Supervisor, Northeast Brazil Social and Educational Research
Center, Recife, 1957–87.

Director, Diogene and Cahiers Internationaux de Sociologie (International notebooks of sociology).

Died in Recife, 18 July 1987.


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