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Lençoenses personalities

Tourism Department

Department of tourism is a division responsible to develop the town’s touristics potentiality.

SETUR (acronym for Secretaria do turismo, in English  Department of Tourism.) has encouraged the tourism in the town leading it  to sustainable development, understanding  that this factor is  of vital importance in the creation of Jobs and income. Harmonizing economic growth with the preservation of  our cultural, enviromental and historical heritage.

 

The Touristic Information Desk (known as PIT in Portuguese) works together with SETUR ( Department of Tourism) in the Enterpreneurship Center, which has  the scope of making the information  about the town easier to access,  therefore  increasing the local tourism.

Staff

01 Secretary of Tourism

01 Administrative Agent

01 Administrative Assistant

Address: Rua Coronel Joaquim Gabriel nº 11 - Centro

Telephone:  (14) 3263-0445 - Extension 6

Email:  turismo@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br / setur@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

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Tourism Department

Department of tourism is a division responsible to develop the town’s touristics potentiality.

SETUR (acronym for Secretaria do turismo, in English  Department of Tourism.) has encouraged the tourism in the town leading it  to sustainable development, understanding  that this factor is  of vital importance in the creation of Jobs and income. Harmonizing economic growth with the preservation of  our cultural, enviromental and historical heritage.

 

The Touristic Information Desk (known as PIT in Portuguese) works together with SETUR ( Department of Tourism) in the Enterpreneurship Center, which has  the scope of making the information  about the town easier to access,  therefore  increasing the local tourism.

Staff

01 Secretary of Tourism

01 Administrative Agent

01 Administrative Assistant

Address: Rua Coronel Joaquim Gabriel nº 11 - Centro

Telephone:  (14) 3263-0445 - Extension 6

Email:  turismo@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br / setur@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

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Tourism Department

Department of tourism is a division responsible to develop the town’s touristics potentiality.

SETUR (acronym for Secretaria do turismo, in English  Department of Tourism.) has encouraged the tourism in the town leading it  to sustainable development, understanding  that this factor is  of vital importance in the creation of Jobs and income. Harmonizing economic growth with the preservation of  our cultural, enviromental and historical heritage.

 

The Touristic Information Desk (known as PIT in Portuguese) works together with SETUR ( Department of Tourism) in the Enterpreneurship Center, which has  the scope of making the information  about the town easier to access,  therefore  increasing the local tourism.

Staff

01 Secretary of Tourism

01 Administrative Agent

01 Administrative Assistant

Address: Rua Coronel Joaquim Gabriel nº 11 - Centro

Telephone:  (14) 3263-0445 - Extension 6

Email:  turismo@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br / setur@lencoispaulista.sp.gov.br

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Alexandre Chitto

Son of Italian immigrants, journalist and historian Alexandre Chitto was born on February 7, 1901 in the Rocinha neighborhood of Lençóis Paulista. He began his studies in the Isolated Schools of the Municipality. In 1914, he went to Italy with his family and, studying there, he received the Certificate of the Course of Maturity. Upon returning to Brazil, he took up residence in São Paulo, where he attended the “12 de Outubro” School of Commerce (graduated from Perito Contador) and the School of Sociology and Politics of the University of São Paulo, in the building of the “Alvares Hairstyle". Returning to Lençóis, he worked in commerce and at the same time began in the journalistic field, founding the newspaper O Eco on February 6, 1938.

 

He began his research on the history of Lençóis and published books:

  • Notes for the history of Lençóis

  • Paulista Sheets Yesterday and Today

  • Paulista Sheets in Sports

  • Lençóis Paulista in its 120 years

  • Paulista Sheets Boca do Sertão.

 

He collaborated with chronicles in the books: “Pensando Alto” and “Antologia dos Escritores Lençoenses” (I and II). Involved in the history of Lençóis Paulista, he was motivated to install a Museum in the city. The Historical and Cultural Museum “Alexandre Chitto”, today “Museu Alexandre Chitto”, was inaugurated on April 23, 1988 and has a numerous and diverse collection, which draws attention due to the importance and rarity of the pieces. Alexandre Chitto died on September 11, 1994 and left Lençóis three cultural gifts and a valuable contribution to preserve the memory of the homeland he loved so much: the newspaper “O ECO”, the Historical Books on Lençóis and the Historical Museum. and Cultural “Alexandre Chitto”.

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Claudinei Quirino

Claudinei Quirino, Brazilian athletics champion, was born in Lençóis Paulista, on November 19, 1970. At the age of 21, when he decided to accompany a friend to training, Claudinei was discovered by a coach, who soon noticed the boy's talent and It was then that the boy from a humble family had his life transformed.

 

At the time, he worked at a roadside bar, in Lençóis Paulista, in the first competition he participated in, Claudinei was invited to train in Salto (SP) and later in Presidente Prudente (SP), where he began to gain more prominence. It was there that, even facing physical and financial difficulties, he became one of the greatest Brazilian sprinters of all time.

 

Claudinei's specialty was the 100m, 200m, 400m and 4x100 sprint events. He conquered South American records in the 200m events, with a time of 19”89, and in the 4x100m relay, when the Brazilian team scored 37”90. In 1997, Claudinei won the bronze medal in the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in Athens (Greece). In 1999, in Seville (Spain), he took silver in the 200m and bronze in the 4x100. In the same year, at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg (Canada), he won gold in the 200m and 4x100 events. Soon after, he won another gold in the final stage of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) Grand Prix, in Munich (Germany), in the 200m event. At the Sydney Olympic Games (Australia – 2000), forming the quartet with Edson Luciano, André Domingos and Vicente Lenilson in the 4x100, Claudinei won the silver medal, with 37”90. In 2003, at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), the same team from Sydney won another silver.

 

After saying goodbye to the sport early – a pubic surgery limited his performance – Claudinei was invited to join the Brazilian bobsled team as a reserve athlete at the Turin Winter Games (Italy – 2006). Currently, through the “Heroes of Athletics” program, he encourages young athletes to study and practice the sport. Claudinei Quirino was the only athlete from Lençóis to participate in an Olympics.

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Jose Angelo Simioni

A Brazilian aviator, born in Lençóis Paulista in 1942, he began his great dream in the land of his grandfather, the construction of the airfield together with the municipal government of Lençóis Paulista, which carried out the earthworks of the land, and there begins one of the cradles of the aerobatic and sport aviation in Brazil.

 

After some time with the airport already installed and in full operation, the "fat" Simioni, as he was called by his friends, built one of the largest aircraft workshops at the time, and was a Cessna dealer in Brazil. Numerous paratroopers who came from all corners of Brazil and some even from abroad, gathered every weekend to jump in Simioni's Beech-bi, at Lençóis Paulista airport.

 

It was at this time that Circo Aéreo was born, today Esquadrilha Oi, started in Lençóis Paulista in 1981. Simioni had the acrobatic presence of Alberto Bertelli (the most legendary Brazilian acrobatics pilot of all times), Colonel Antonio Arthur Braga - the Coronel Braga - who accumulated the highest number of hours flown in North American T-6 aircraft worldwide, Carlos Edo (future leader of Circo Aéreo), Fernando Almeida, among others. José Ângelo Simioni purchased from the Brazilian Air Force all the parts and casings referring to the planes used by it, such as the N/A T-6, Beech-bi, Douglas DC-3, Consolidated PBY-Catalina, and even some fighters. Simioni was considered the biggest promoter and disseminator of T-6 in Brazil until that time.

 

José Ângelo Simioni died on September 9, 1983, during a presentation with his North American T-6, PT-KSZ, the unforgettable T-6 with a checkered front and silver fuselage, in the city of Limeira-SP, in the interior of São Paulo. , during an air show. Used to doing stunts with the T-6, unfortunately the plane went into a spin, the recovery was very low and the plane hit the ground. On the aircraft were Simioni and Márcia Mammana, an acrobat of the time. This was certainly one of the biggest losses for aerobatic aviation in our country.

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Origins Lessa

Journalist, short story writer, novelist, novelist and essayist, he was born in Lençóis Paulista, on July 12, 1903, and died in Rio de Janeiro on July 13, 1986. Elected on July 9, 1981 for Chair n. 10 of the Academia Brasileira de Letras, in succession to Osvaldo Orico, was received on November 20, 1981, by academic Francisco de Assis Barbosa. Son of Vicente Themudo Lessa, historian, journalist and Protestant pastor from Pernambuco, and Henriqueta Pinheiro Themudo Lessa.

 

In 1906, he was taken by his family to São Luís do Aranhão, where he grew up until he was 9 years old, following his father's journey as a missionary. From his childhood experience resulted the novel Rua do Sol. In 1912, he returned to São Paulo. At age 19, he entered a Protestant seminary, which he left two years later. In 1924, he moved to Rio de Janeiro. Willingly separated from his family, he struggled with great hardship. To support himself, he dedicated himself to teaching. He completed a Physical Education course, becoming a gym instructor at the Young Men's Christian Association Physical Education Institute. He entered journalism, publishing his first articles in the "Tribuna Social-Operária" section.  from The Impartial. Lessa Origins | Source: Directorate of Culture. In 1928, he enrolled in the Dramatic School of Rio de Janeiro, then directed by Coelho Neto, aiming at theater as a way of performing. He saluted Coelho Neto, on behalf of his colleagues, when the novelist was acclaimed "Prince of Brazilian Writers". Still in 1928, he returned to São Paulo, where he joined the Propaganda Department of General Motors as a translator, where he remained until 1931. In 1929, he began writing for the Diário da Noite in São Paulo and published the first collection of short stories, O writer forbidden. , warmly received by Medeiros and Albuquerque, João Ribeiro, Menotti del Picchia and Sud Menucci. This collection was followed by Garçon, garçonnette, garçonnière, an honorable mention from the Brazilian Academy of Letters, and A cidade que o diaboforo.  

 

In 1932, he took an active part in the Constitutionalist Revolution, during which he was arrested and removed to Rio de Janeiro. In Ilha Grande prison, he wrote Não há de ser nada, a report on the Constitutionalist Revolution, and Ilha Grande, a prisoner of war newspaper, two works that projected him in literary circles. That same year, he joined NY Ayer & Son as a copywriter, an activity he carried out for more than 40 years in successive advertising agencies. He returned to literary activity, publishing the collection of short stories Passa-three and, later, the novel O Jogote and the novel “O Feijo e o Dream”, a work that won the Antônio de Alcântara Machado Prize and had an extraordinary success, including in the its adaptation as a telenovela.  

 

In 1942, he moved to New York to work at the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, having been a writer at NBC on programs broadcast to Brazil. In 1943, back in Rio de Janeiro, he gathered in the volume "Ok, América" the reports and interviews written in the United States. He continued his literary activity, publishing new collections of short stories, novels and novels. From 1970 onwards, he also dedicated himself to children's literature, publishing almost 40 titles in this area, which made him an author known and loved by Brazilian children and young people. He received numerous literary prizes: Antônio de Alcântara Machado Prize (1939), for the novel “The beans and the dream”; Carmem Dolores Barbosa Award (1955), for the novel “Rua do Sol”; Fernando Chinaglia Award (1968), for the novel “A noite sem homem”; Luísa Cláudio de Sousa Award (1972), for the novel “The Gospel of Lázaro”.

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Gulherme Rudder

Guilherme Marcos Garcia Leme, better known as Guilherme Leme, was born in Lençóis Paulista on September 29, 1961. He began his work as an actor in amateur theater, at age 15, at Colégio Objetivo. She takes dance, mime and various courses, until her professional debut in the Brazilian production of the musical "A Chorus Line", at the age of 22.

 

With Companhia de Teatro São Paulo Brasil, of which he was one of the founders, he participates in festivals across the country, in addition to Europe and Latin America.

 

In the theater, he acts and produces more than 20 shows.

 

As an actor, among other shows, he acted in "Máscaras", "Eduardo II", "Os Olhos Verdes do Ciúme", "Decadência", "Lulu" and "Medeamaterial".

 

In 2007, he made his directorial debut in the comedy “Lovely Without Shame”. He then mounts several shows, such as "A Idade da Plum" and "A Forma das Coisas".

On television, he accumulates several works in soap operas on Rede Globo, such as "Bebê a Bordo", "Que Rei Sou Eu?", "Vamp", "De Corpo e Alma" and "Insensato Coração".

 

In cinema, he participated in the films "Benjamim", "Erotique" and was awarded in "Anjos da Noite".

 

He is also a visual artist, having already held six exhibitions in Brazil and participated in two collective exhibitions abroad.

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Miguel de Oliveira

Miguel de Oliveira was born in Lençóis Paulista on 09/30/1947, then he went with his family to Agudos and then to the Glória farm, also in the countryside of São Paulo. When he was six or seven years old, he went with his family to São Manuel, where from the age of 10, in Praça Dr. Pereira de Rezende (the city's main square), was already earning his own money as a shoeshine boy.  

At the age of 13, 1961, he went to the movies and before watching the movie, he saw the trailer of Eder Jofre winning the world boxing title against Mexican Eloy Sanchez. Miguel went to his house, took burlap sacks, put one inside the other and filled it with sand, hung the sack on the jabuticaba tree and started punching the sack, he hurt his hands, but the instinct to fight had awakened never to fall asleep again. .

 

Sister Darci already lived in São Paulo and invited Miguel to live in the city in 1962, he was authorized by his parents when he was 14 years old. With his work card in his hands, he started working in the city of Osasco, a municipality close to the city of São Paulo.

 

The company where he went to work had a  gym, and there he started training boxing. In the 1964 Gazeta Esportiva championship, Miguel de Oliveira debuted in boxing for Clube de Osasco and was champion in the light middleweight category (63,500 kg) and elected the best boxer in the championship.

 

From 1965, already in the light medium category, 71 kg, he was two-time champion of São Paulo, two-time champion of the Tournament of Champions, and two-time Brazilian champion.

He disputed the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in Canada in 1967, and in 1968 the Latin American Games in Santiago, Chile. After being cut to defend Brazil at the 1968 Olympics, he transferred to professional boxing.

 

Having as his agent in professional boxing Glicério Mattei, in 1971 he joined the World Boxing Council (CMB) ranking, and the World Boxing Association (WMA), at the time there were only two entities.

 

In 1987 they trained regularly at the academy with coach Miguel de Oliveira: Paulo Ribeiro (Brazilian flyweight champion), João Cardoso (Brazilian rooster champion), eu (Brazilian featherweight champion), Francisco Thomaz da Cruz (Brazilian and South American light), Hélio Santana (Brazilian welterweight champion), Adilson "Maguila” Rodrigues (Brazilian and South American heavyweight champion) and also joining us, before moving to the USA, Francisco Carlos de Jesus, known as Chiquinho de Jesus (Brazilian and South American light middleweight champion).

 

In the same year, the amateur boxing team (Olympic) of Cia Athlética, under the command of coach Miguel de Oliveira, was champion for the Forja dos Champions team, and of course, Miguel was considered the best coach of the year 1987.

 

In addition to being the coach of Thomaz da Cruz in the world championship dispute, Miguel de Oliveira was also the coach of two other Brazilians for world title disputes, José Arimatéia and Ezequiel Paixão. The best phase of the "Maguila" career was when he was being technically guided by Miguel de Oliveira.

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