Sunday, February 27, 2011



Abilio Borges was born on September 9, 1824, in Rio de Contas, Rio Claro Old Mines, now the town of Barra. His parents were Miguel Borges de Carvalho and Maria Mafalda Borges's Passion.
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 his senior year, he transferred to counterparts in Rio de Janeiro, where he graduated in 1847.
Informa LAUREL DE SOUZA (1922): "Your course was the most brilliant, having won several awards." Completed medical school, Abilio Borges, driven by his true calling, he returned in 1848 to Bahia to hold the post of Director of Public Instruction and founded the city of Salvador, Bahia Gymnasium and Atheneum Barrense.
Has worked with efficacy in the press, and editor of several journals.
Provided that the Director of Public Instruction of Bahia, "in his address to the Imperial Minister, Joao Alfredo Correia de Oliveira, urged him to create the Ministry of Education"
In front of the Gym Baiano was for fourteen years, during which he visited Europe to improve their pedagogical knowledge.
In 1871 he returned to Rio de Janeiro where they remained until death. Ali founded the College and Abilio Ten years later, two others, one in Botafogo and a Barbacena, Minas Gerais.
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"




(Extracted fromórias/memórias_escola.html)

 "The farm life was becoming too limited for the lust of my father. In early 1854, then went to live in Salvador, in a street of the Rosary. This house, which would mark a definitive way my life was full of legends and mysteries: a beautiful girl, Julia Fetal, was murdered by her boyfriend, who, mad with jealousy, with a bullet had struck gold. In this house were born my dear younger sister Adelaide and Amelia, in 1855, tying the game in 3x3 between men and women.
In addition to practicing science, Dad was given to paint. In 1856, he was a founder of the Society of Fine Arts of Bahia, the same year that I began studies at the College Sebrae. But then I transferred to the Gymnasium Baiano, Doctor Abilio Borges, Baron Macaúbas future. At the time - 1858 - Doctor's ideas were the most: we studied various subjects at the same time, we received no physical punishment, we were encouraged to participate in tournaments literary. To me, that already had cultivated the love of art with the family, was a kind of foreplay (pardon the immodesty) for future glory. Celebrated mainly civic dates, and that love made Brazilians left the premature seeds that would germinate in my adult poetry. I've enjoyed public speaking, reciting poems, carefully took notes in a notebook. Later, I had the wisdom to end this poetry, by preventing the early texts Cecéu (as I was known) were published in book form.
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 ... "


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