Aleijadinho

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Birthday
29, 1738
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Nov 18, 1814 (76)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1738
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Nov 18, 1814 (76)

About

Colonial Brazil-born sculptor and architect whose works are seen in various churches of Brazil. He made Peter in Gethsemane, located in Congonhas.

Before Fame

He worked as a day laborer working on the Church of Our Lady of Carmel in the town of Ouro Preto.

Trivia

There is debate as to whether he actually existed or not.

Family Life

His father was a carpenter.

Associated With

He and Alex Atala are both from Brazil.