(Caxias, Maranhão, Brasil, 1823 - Caxias, Maranhão, Brasil, 1864)
"Antônio Gonçalves Dias (Caxias, Maranhão, 10 de agosto de 1823 - Guimarães, Maranhão, 3 de noviembre de 1864) fue un poeta y especialista en teatro brasileño."
"Antônio Gonçalves Dias (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtonju ɡõˈsawvis ˈdʒiɐs]; August 10, 1823 - November 3, 1864) was a Brazilian Romantic poet, playwright, ethnographer, lawyer and linguist. A major exponent of Brazilian Romanticism and of the literary tradition known as "Indianism", he is famous for writing "Canção do exílio" - arguably the most well-known poem of Brazilian literature -, the short narrative poem I-Juca-Pirama, the unfinished epic Os Timbiras, and many other nationalist and patriotic poems that would award him posthumously with the title of national poet of Brazil. He was also an avid researcher of Native Brazilian languages and folklore. He is the patron of the 15th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters."