Naturalized Citizens Of Brazil

Naturalized citizens of Brazil

  • Ben Abraham
    Ben Abraham was a Polish-born writer and historian who became a naturalized Brazilian citizen.
  • Bob Falkenburg
    Robert Falkenburg is a former American amateur tennis player and entrepreneur. He is best known for winning the Men's Singles at the 1948 Wimbledon Championships and for introducing soft ice cream and American fast food to Brazil in 1952. He is the founder of the Brazilian fast food chain "Bob's."
  • Carlos Esteban Frontini
    Carlos Esteban Frontini, or simply Frontini, is an Argentine footballer, who plays as a striker for Associação Desportiva Confiança. Frontini also has Brazilian nationality.
  • Carybé Carybé
    Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé was a painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter, sculptor, mural painter, researcher, historian and journalist. He settled in Brazil and naturalized as a Brazilian.
  • Chico Díaz
    Francisco "Chico" Díaz Rocha is a Mexican-born Brazilian actor.
  • Christine Fernandes Christine Fernandes
    Christine Fernandes Alves is an American-born Brazilian actress and presenter.
  • David Jewett David Jewett
    David Jewett is known for his role in the sovereignty dispute between the United Kingdom and Argentina. He was an American naval commander in the Quasi-War with France and following the end of that conflict he offered his services as a Mercenary in both Argentina and Brazil.
  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
  • Edmond Safra Edmond Safra
    Edmond J. Safra was a Syrian Brazilian Jewish banker who continued the family tradition of banking in Syria, Lebanon, Brazil and Switzerland. He was married to Lily Watkins from 1976 until his death.
  • Elio Gaspari
    Elio Gaspari is a Brazilian journalist and writer resident in São Paulo, Brazil. He came to Brazil while still an infant, and began his career in journalism not long thereafter.
  • Elisa Lispector
    Elisa Lispector was a Brazilian novelist.
  • Felicja Blumental Felicja Blumental
    Felicja Blumental was a Polish pianist and composer. "She was one of the relatively few women born in the first quarter of the twentieth century to have achieved an important career as a concert pianist."
  • Fernando Meligeni Fernando Meligeni
    Fernando Ariel Meligeni, nicknamed Fininho, is an Argentine-born Brazilian former professional tennis player of Italian descent. He won 3 singles titles and reached the semi-finals of both the 1999 French Open and the 1996 Summer Olympics.
  • Frans Krajcberg
    Frans Krajcberg was a Polish Brazilian painter, sculptor, engraver and photographer. Known for his environmental activism, Krajcberg denounced the destruction of the Brazilian forests, using materials such as burnt wood from illegal forest fires in his artworks.
  • Fritz Feigl
    Fritz Feigl was a Jewish Austrian-born chemist. He taught at the University of Brazil.
  • Gabriel Ferrari
    Gabriel Enzo Ferrari is a former American soccer player.
  • Gérard Moss Gérard Moss
    Gérard Moss, MBE is a Swiss-Brazilian pilot, engineer, public speaker, environmentalist and explorer born in England. As a pilot, Gerard is known for being the first person to complete a solo flight in a motor glider around the world.
  • Gonzalo Sorondo
    Gonzalo Sorondo Amaro is a Uruguayan footballer who last played for Defensor.
  • Gregori Warchavchik
    Gregori I. Warchavchik was a Jewish-Brazilian architect.
  • Gui Lin
    Gui Lin is a table tennis player from Brazil. She was naturalized as a Brazilian in 2012 and was selected to be part of the Brazilian National Team competing in table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She was awarded 2 silver medals in her sport during the 2015 Pan American Games.
  • Gustav Wagner Gustav Wagner
    Gustav Franz Wagner was an Austrian member of the SS with the rank of Staff sergeant. Wagner was a starter deputy commander of the Sobibór extermination camp in German-occupied Poland, where more than 200,000 Jews were gassed during Operation Reinhard.
  • Héctor Babenco Héctor Babenco
    Héctor Eduardo Babenco was an Argentine-born Brazilian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United States.
  • Ivan Izquierdo Ivan Izquierdo
    Ivan Antonio Izquierdo is an Argentine Brazilian scientist and a pioneer in the study of the neurobiology of learning and memory. Born in 1937 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Izquierdo has graduated in Medicine and completed his Ph.D. in Pharmacology, both in the University of Buenos Aires.
  • Joan Daniel Ferrer
    Joan Daniel Ferrer was a Spanish-Brazilian actor and singer.
  • João Donizeti Silvestre
    João Donizeti Silvestre is a Spanish-born Brazilian businessman, historian, biologist and politician who served as a Alderman of Sorocaba, Brazil.
  • Johanna Döbereiner Johanna Döbereiner
    Johanna Liesbeth Kubelka Döbereiner was a Brazilian agronomist. Her family were German Czechoslovakians who left the country after World War II. She received her degree from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, but settled in Brazil and became a Brazilian citizen in 1956.
  • Larry Taylor (basketball)
    Larry James Taylor Junior is a Brazilian-American professional basketball player. He married to Erika Nicole Taylor, he became a naturalized Brazilian citizen in 2012.
  • Lin Gui (table tennis)
    Lin Gui known in Brazil as Gui Lin is a table tennis player from Brazil. She was naturalized as a Brazilian in 2012 and was selected to be part of the Brazilian National Team competing in table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  • Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez Luis Fernando Castillo Mendez
    Luis Fernando Castillo Méndez was a Venezuelan Independent Roman Catholic priest and the 1st Patriarch of the Igrejas Catolicas Apostolicas Nacionales an Independent group of National Catholic and Apostolic Churches.
  • Manabu Mabe Manabu Mabe
    Manabu Mabe was a Japanese-Brazilian painter. Mabe worked as a vendor of hand-painted ties in São Paulo before becoming a famous artist.
  • Marc van Roosmalen Marc van Roosmalen
    Dr. Marc van Roosmalen is a Dutch-born Brazilian primatologist. He was elected as one of the "Heroes of the Planet" by Time magazine in 2000.
  • Miguel Krigsner
    Miguel Gellert Krigsner is a Bolivian-Brazilian entrepreneur. He is the president of the Brazilian company O Boticário, the second major cosmetic company in the Southern Hemisphere. Krigsner is also the founder of the Fundação de Proteção à Natureza, one of the main Brazilian environmental NGOs.
  • Olivier Anquier
    Olivier Noel Christian Anquier, better known as Olivier Anquier is a Franco-Brazilian chef, businessman and television presenter.
  • Pedro Bloch
    Pedro Bloch was a Brazilian writer. His family immigrated to Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century.
  • Richard Katz Richard Katz
    Richard Katz was a German journalist, travel writer, and essayist from Bohemia. While writing both grandiose and humble prose, his style is consistently imbued with a sense of humor, humility and love for all things living.
  • Roberto Civita
    Roberto F. Civita was a Brazilian businessman and publisher. Born in Italy, he emigrated at the age of two with his family to New York in 1938 to escape effects of the Race Laws. They moved again to Brazil in 1949, where his father Victor Civita founded Editora Abril, a publishing house.
  • Ștefan Baciu
    Ștefan Aurel Baciu was a Romanian and Brazilian poet, novelist, publicist and academic who lived his later life in Hawaii. A precocious, award-winning, young author in interwar Romania, he was involved in editing several literary magazines.
  • Timothy Mulholland Timothy Mulholland
    Timothy Martin Mulholland is a Brazilian-American professor. He is a Psychology graduate from Westmont College and obtained Master's and Doctoral degrees in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Tomie Ohtake Tomie Ohtake
    Tomie Ohtake was a Japanese naturalized Brazilian artist. Her work includes paintings, prints and sculptures. She was one of the main representatives of informal abstractionism in Brazil.
  • Vilém Flusser
    Vilém Flusser was a Czech-born philosopher, writer and journalist. He lived for a long period in São Paulo and later in France, and his works are written in many different languages.
  • Yoandry Leal
    Yoandy Leal Hidalgo is a Cuban volleyball player with Brazilian citizenship, a member of Cuba men's national volleyball team, who plays as a wing-spiker for Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei.
  • Yoandy Leal
    Yoandy Leal Hidalgo is a Cuban volleyball player with Brazilian citizenship, a member of Cuba men's national volleyball team, who plays as a wing-spiker for Sada Cruzeiro Vôlei.
  • Željko Loparić
    Željko Loparić is a Croatian-born Brazilian philosopher, historian of philosophy and university teacher. Born in Cvetković, Croatia, he is a naturalized Brazilian, and professor at the University of Campinas.

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