Carlos Drummond de Andrade
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Born: October 31, 1902

Died: August 17, 1987 (aged 84)

Nationality: Brazilian

Occupation: Poet

Bio: Carlos Drummond de Andrade was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He has become something of a national poet; his poem Canção Amiga was printed on the 50 cruzados bill. He is considered to be among the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.

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