Almeida, Miguel A. Ozorio de

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Almeida, Miguel A. Ozorio de

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  • Ozorio de Almeida, Miguel
  • Ozorio de Almeyda, Miguel
  • Osório de Almeida, Miguel

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Miguel Osório de Almeida was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1890. He completed a degree in medicine at the University of Rio de Janeiro and obtained his doctorate in 1911. He occupied various posts during his career: Director of the laboratory at the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Director of the animal biology Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Director-General of the National Health and Social Council, professor at the college of agriculture and veterinary medicine, as well as, professor and dean of the Rio de Janeiro State University. His works, notably in neurophysiology, earned him a global academic reputation, particularly in Europe. The Paris Academy of Medicine awarded him the Prix Sicard. He also received the Prix Einstein from the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. As a writer he published well-received essays, and he became the Secretary of the Brazilian Academy of Letters in 1936, Secretary-General from 1937–1945, and its president in 1949. He died in Rio de Janeiro in 1952.

Osório de Almeida participated at a large number of international scientific conferences. He was also involved in the “Correspondances” project, organised by the Permanent Committee of Arts and Letters in 1933, which was published as “Pour une Société des Esprits”. Osório de Almeida became a member of the Brazilian Committe of Intellectual Cooperation, before serving as its president between 1936 and 1946. In 1937, he presented a report on inter-American intellectual cooperation at the second Conference of National Committees of Intellectual Cooperation in Paris. He joined the ICIC in 1939. The National Committees of Intellectual Cooperation of the Americas continued to meet during the Second World War, and prepare in November 1941 for the IIIC to be transferred to an American country, or at least to create a provisional centre. It was also planned that Osório de Almeida direct an inter-American Committee of Intellectual Cooperation, a plan that was not fulfilled, however, owing to the US entry into the war.

In 1949, UNESCO signed a contract with Osório de Almedia for a detailed report with recommendations and suggestions on how to proceed with resolution 5.7 from the 3rd General Conference: " to continue preparations for the publication of books which will provide, for general and specialist readers, an understanding of the scientific and cultural aspects of the history of mankind, of the interdependence of peoples and cultures and of their contributions, including that of labour organizations, to the common heritage" (General Conference, 3rd session. 1948). Osório de Almedia submitted the report in August 1949 and it was circulated to member states.


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Miguel Osório de Almeida was a member of the ICIC.

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Following RAD Rule 24.1A, authorized form of name comes from UNESDOC as reference source. Other forms of name come from archival sources.


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Created by Marie Caillot 31/10/2011. English Translation by Jan Stöckmann 11-08-2015. Source note added, AWT, 18-08-2015. Paragraph on report on SCHM added, sources added, and authorized form of name revised, AWT, 30-11-2015.




-Almeida, Miguel A. Ozorio de. (23 August 1949). Rapport sur l'Histoire scientifique et culturelle de l'humanité. PHS/W/7. Available in UNESDOC, accessed 30-11-2015:
-UNESCO. General Conference, 3rd Session. (1948). Records of the General Conference of UNESCO, third session, Beirut, 1948, v. 2: Resolutions. 3C/resolution 5.7. Available online in UNESDOC, accessed 30-11-2015:

  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : Box 23. IICI. A. III. 14. Commission nationale de Coopération intellectuelle du Brésil. (1926-1946).
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : IICI/3/1. IICI, Pour une Société des Esprits. Paris : IICI, 1933. (Lettre de Miguel Osório de Almeida à Paul Valéry et Henri Focillon) P. 35-53.
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : CICI/461. Organisation de Coopération intellectuelle, "Les Commissions nationales de Coopération intellectuelle", Genève 1937, "Brésil", p. 25-29.
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : boîte 28. IICI. A. III. 56. (2). Miguel Osório de Almeida, "Rapport sur la coopération intellectuelle inter-américaine. Ses débuts, son évolution, son organisation". (pièces n°347 à 392).
  • UNESCO Archives, Archival Group 1 : IICI/01. IICI. Coopération intellectuelle, n°99-100, mars-avril 1939, "Nouveaux membres de la CICI", p. 782.
  • Site de l’Academia Brasileira de Letras. "Miguel Osório de Almeida" Retrieved from: Accessed 31 October 2011.
  • "Miguel Osório de Almeida". Article Wikipédia. Retrieved from: Accessed 31 October 2011.
  • Davis, H. (1944). Pioneers in World Order: an American appraisal of the League of Nations. New York: Books for Libraries Press. P. 247.
  • Renoliet, J.-J. (1999). L'UNESCO oubliée. La Société des Nations et la coopération intellectuelle (1919-1946). Paris : Publications de la Sorbonne. P. 185.
    -Source/other form of name note: other forms of name come from references in the IICI archives.

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