Vinicius de Moraes

Playwright, Musical Artist

1913 – 1980

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Who was Vinicius de Moraes?

Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes, also known as Vinícius de Moraes and nicknamed O Poetinha, was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Son of Lydia Cruz de Moraes and Clodoaldo Pereira da Silva Moraes, he was a seminal figure in contemporary Brazilian music. As a poet, he wrote lyrics for a great number of songs that became all-time classics. He was also a composer of bossa nova, a playwright, a diplomat and, as an interpreter of his own songs, he left several important albums.

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Born
Oct 19, 1913
Gávea, Rio de Janeiro
Also known as
  • Vinicius De Mores
  • Vinicius de Morales
  • Vinmcius de Moraes
  • Vinicius Moraes
  • Marcus Vinicius da Cruz de Mello Moraes
  • Poetinha
  • O Poetinha
  • Vinitius de Moraes
  • Marcus Vinicius da Cruz e Mello Moraes
  • Vinícius de Moraes
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Brazilian people
Nationality
  • Brazil
Profession
Education
  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Lived in
  • Rio de Janeiro
Died
Jul 9, 1980
Rio de Janeiro
Resting place
Cemitério São João Batista

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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