Physician and educator, creator of our textbook. It is considered the "Pestalozzi Brazilian."
He attended the first letters in his home village in which it concluded primary education. Before completing fourteen years, went to the capital of the province to attend classes at College of Our Lady of Conception, one of the most prestigious schools in Bahia.
On February 28, 1842, he enrolled in the first year doctor.
In front of the Gym Baiano was for fourteen years, during which he visited Europe to improve their pedagogical knowledge.
Abilio The College was considered one of the finest in the Imperial capital, comparable to Europe's most popular. Studied in that college Luis Edmundo Castro Alves, Ruy Barbosa, Raul Pompeia.
Raul Pompeii was built and the College Abilio Borges portrayed later in his book "The Athenaeum"
TESTIMONY OF THE POET ANTONIO DE CASTRO ALVES
This period, the bad news was the death of my mother in 1859, aged 33. Desperate, my brother attempted suicide. I do not like talking about it. Unlike other poets, bother my mother in depicting poems. And the man had a crazy reaction. Madness and death were the themes of fashion, I suffered both in the flesh ... "