Born in Itaparica, on September 12, 1839.
In his hometown, he learned the foundations of education.
In Salvador, the Provincial High School, conducted the preliminary studies.
He joined the Faculty of Medicine of Bahia, by which he graduated in 1864.
While still a student, he devoted himself to teaching, teaching at the Gymnasium Baiano (from Abilio Cesar Borges) and other educational establishments.
In 1874, founded the School of Bahia, which, for nearly ten years, has provided great service to youth in Bahia.
Physician, man of letters, philologist of great knowledge, and educator, he pioneered in Brazil, a grammar based on "language spoken."
In 1871, after having made competition for French-language teacher at the Lycée Provincial ran for chair of Philosophical Grammar, and was approved, after a brilliant opinion of the jury.
In 1874, he founded "Gym Carneiro Ribeiro, having served for nearly thirty-six years. His sons succeeded him, continuing the famous primary school.
Among its famous alumni, highlight Ruy Barbosa, Euclides da Cunha Rodrigues and Lima.
In 1890, he published his famous "Evenings Grammar", a monumental work that honors the Portuguese language.
"In the year 1902, Carneiro Ribeiro was charged was charged, by J. J. Seabra, conduct a review of the Draft Civil Code, introduced by Clovis Bevilaqua for the first time in Brazil would Viger - then governed by ancient laws of Ordinances and sparse. For that, he was given the deadline only four days - who served so terse.
For political reasons - Seabra was a former rival and political opponent, Bahia - Ruy Barbosa spawned a major controversy here, which served to reveal the deep philological knowledge Ram Reddy, refuting the criticism of former student
The researcher explained and defended the regulation of peculiarities of the Portuguese language spoken in Brazil - so different from existing grammars - being the pioneer in this particular country "(2).
Carneiro Ribeiro Ruy Barbosa and fought long and heated debate, where there was a reply and rejoinder, the subject being reviewed across the country.
"The great teacher and educator Bahia did not do more, throughout its existence to justify the concept of Spencer: prepare individuals for the duties of life. Because, besides being the master of intelligence, was at the same time, lapidary of souls in training, with its teachings, with their apostolate, by example, with its lifetime of struggle for the teaching and practice of more lift his actions "(3).
He died in his homeland on 13 November 1920, eighty-one years of age.
1. Ernesto Carneiro Ribeiro. Available in http://www.sadireito.com/jurist
The / ernesto.htm. Accessed February 3, 2009.
2. Ernesto Carneiro Ribeiro. Available in http://pt.wipedia.org/wiki/Ernes to_Carneiro_Ribeiro. Accessed February 3, 2009.
3. Loureiro de Souza, Antonio - Distinguished Baianos. Salvador, 1973.
4. Teixeira, Cid. Bahia in the Time of Cholera. Newspaper THE AFTERNOON, Issue 21 April 2007.