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Comprehensive information about Vinícius de Moraes including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes (October 19, 1913 – July 9, 1980), also known as Vinícius de Moraes (Portuguese pronunciation:  [vi'nisius di mo'ajs] ) and nicknamed O Poetinha (the little poet ), was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da Silva Moraes, he was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. As a poet, he wrote lyrics for a great number of songs that became all-time classics. He was also a composer of bossa nova, a playwright, a diplomat and, as an interpreter of his own songs, he left several important albums . This educational Vinícius de Moraes resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.

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