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MAGALHAENS, Domingo Jose Goncalves de (mah-gal-yah'-ens), Brazilian poet, born in Rio Janeiro in 1811. He was graduated as a surgeon in his native city in 1832, and in 1836 attached to the Brazilian embassy in Paris. In 1838 he was appointed professor of philosophy in the College of Rio Janeiro, and in 1840 elected deputy by that city. From 1845 till 186'7 he was Brazilian minister to Dresden, Naples, Turin, and Vienna, and returned in the latter year to Rio, where he has since lived. He is a popular lyric poet, and relates in his works the feats of the early conquerors. His books include " Poesias " (Rio Janeiro, 1832) ; " Mysterios" (1839) ; "Urania" (Vienna, 1.862) ; "Antonio Jose " and "Olgiato," two dramas which had great success, and in Spanish, French, and English translations have been represented in several cities of the Old and New World, (Rio Janeiro, 1838-'9);" A confederacao dos Tamoyos," an epic poem on national history (1857): and "Ensaio sobre a historia litteraria do Brazil" (1858). He is also the editor of the magazine " Brazil litteraria," which has been published in Rio Janeiro since 1863.
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