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ANTONIO CALLADO

January 26, 1917 – Born in Niterói (RJ), Antônio Carlos Callado, son of Dario Callado and Edite Pitanga Callado.

1928 – His father dies.

1937 – Begins his career as a journalist, working as a reporter and writer of short narratives for Correio da Manhã.

1939 – Graduates in Law. From this year until 1941, he writes a column for the newsdaily O Globo under the pseudonym Anthony.

1941 – Moves to London, under contract to the BBC.

1943 – Marries Jean Maxine Watson, an English citizen and employee at the BBC.

1944-45 – Works for Brazil’s Radio-Diffusion Française.

1947 – Returns to Brazil and resumes working at Correio da Manhã.

1948 – Covers the Ninth Pan-American Conference in Bogota.

1952 – Takes part in an expedition that searches for the remains of Colonel Fawcett.

1954-59 – Works as an assistant editor at Correio da Manhã.

1958 – At the Italian Embassy in Rio de Janeiro, he receives Italy’s Order of Merit medallion.

1959 – Travels to Northeast Brazil to report for Correio da Manhã.

1963 – Works as an assistant editor at Jornal do Brasil. He covers events involving Miguel Arraes and the Northeast.

1964 – Arrested and released a few days later. He returns to his post as assistant editor at Correio da Manhã.

1968 – Visits North Vietnam and writes news stories for three weeks. He is arrested again and released fifteen days later.

1974 – Spends a period as visiting scholar at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, England.

1975 – He retires.

1976 – He marries Ana Arruda.

1978 – Travels to Cuba, where he writes a series of articles. He contributes weekly to the magazine Isto é.

1981 – Serves as visiting professor at Columbia University in New York.

1982 – Travels to Germany to receive the Göethe Prize for his novel Sempreviva.

1985 – Receives the Brazilian Literature Prize for his works, bestowed by the Federal District Cultural Foundation.

1986 – The Rio de Janeiro State Government awards him with the Golfinho de Ouro Prize for Literature.

1987 – Participates in the Salon du Livre in Paris, at the invitation of France’s Culture Ministry.

1989 – Receives the Juca Pato trophy from the União Brasileira de Escritores for having been elected "Intellectual of the Year."

1990 – Participates in the international meeting "De Gaulle en Son Siècle," in Paris, at the invitation of the Institut De Gaulle.

1991 – The University of Naples organizes a series of conferences in Naples, Rome, Viterbo, and L´Aquila.

1994 – Elected to the Academia Brasileira de Letras, he takes office on July 12.

January 28, 1997 – Antônio Callado passes away.