|Intro||Brazilian writer and journalist|
|A.K.A.||Belarmino Maria Austregésilo Augusto de Athayde, Austregesilo de Atha...|
|Was||Journalist Translator Teacher Writer|
|Field||Academia Journalism Literature|
|Birth||25 September 1898, Caruaru, Brazil|
|Death||13 September 1993, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (aged 95 years)|
Austregésilo de Athayde (September 25, 1898 – September 13, 1993, age 94) was a writer and journalist born in Caruaru, Pernambuco, Brazil. His career includes being invited by Assis Chateaubriand to work at a top position at the Diários Associados. Later he became an emblematic figure for the Academia Brasileira de Letras as he served as President of the organization for 34 years.
He was active in human rights causes in Brazil. Austregésilo de Athayde died on September 13, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro at age 94.