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José Lino Coutinho

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Ethnic origin: White

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José Lino Coutinho was born in Bahia on 31 March 1784. He studied medicine in Bahia and Coimbra. He was elected a deputy of the Lisbon Cortes in 1821 and was one of the Brazilian deputies who abandoned the Portuguese parliament in 1822, travelling to England, where they wrote the Manifesto de Falmouth on the 22 Oct 1822. He consistently opposed Pedro I and was part of the first cabinet formed after his abdication in 1831.

In his youth he lived with the Bahian poet Ildefonsa Laura César with whom he had a daughter. Coutinho published prolifically on political and medical subjects, as well as some poetry. Having separated from César, he placed his daughter Cora in the care of a governess, to whom he wrote a series of letters detailing the nature of the education he wished her to receive. Later, he wrote to Cora directly, advising her on how best to fulfil her duties as a woman, wife and mother. These letters were edited and published posthumously under the title Cartas sobre a educação de Cora, seguidas de um cathecismo moral, politico e religioso (ed. J Gualberto de Passos, Bahia: Typ. de Carlos Poggetti, 1849).

Coutinho died in Bahia on the 21 July 1836. His daughter Cora married Francisco Sodré Pereira and became the Baroness of Alagoinhas.

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Blake, A V A Sacramento, (1899), Diccionario Bibliographico Brazileiro


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