Paulo Freire

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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
May 2, 1997 (75)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
May 2, 1997 (75)

About

Brazilian philosopher who was instrumental in the development of the pedagogy field in the twentieth century. His book, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, became one of the most important texts in the critical pedagogy movement.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Recife where he studied law and philosophy.

Trivia

Following a military coup in Brazil in 1964, he was imprisoned for treason and was later exiled to Bolivia. 

Family Life

He married Elza Maia Costa de Oliveira in 1944 and they had five children.

Associated With

Georg Hegel was considered to be an influence on his work.