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Olavo de Carvalho

Brazilian astrologer, essayist, lecturer, writer, and journalist (1947-2022)

Olavo de Carvalho is ...

Dead

Born 29 April 1947 in Campinas
Died 24 January 2022 in Richmond
Age 74 years, 9 months

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Brazil
Birth name Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho
Child Heloisa de Carvalho
Occupation essayist, journalist, lecturer, literary critic and astrologer
Notable work The Least You Need To Know Not To Be An Idiot, The Garden of Afflictions and The Collective Imbecile
Awards Santos-Dumont Merit Medal, Medalha Tiradentes, Medalha do Pacificador and Order of Rio Branco
Genre critique, biography, historical non-fiction, interpretation and humour
Influenced by René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon, Louis Lavelle, Xavier Zubiri, Bernard Lonergan, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, René Girard, Viktor Frankl, Léopold Szondi and Wolfgang Smith
Twitter username opropriolavo and OdeCarvalho
Instagram username olavodecarvalho
Field of work epistemology, study of history, politics, religion and astrology

About Olavo de Carvalho

Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho born on 29 April 1947 in Campinas. He is a citizen of Brazil. He died on 24 January 2022 in Richmond at age 74 years, 8 months.

He was a Brazilian astrologer, essayist, lecturer, writer, and journalist (1947-2022) known for his work on The Least You Need To Know Not To Be An Idiot, The Garden of Afflictions and The Collective Imbecile.

He has one child Heloisa de Carvalho.

Olavo de Carvalho has worked as an essayist, journalist, lecturer, literary critic and astrologer. He has worked in an epistemology, study of history, politics, religion and astrology. He has has won Santos-Dumont Merit Medal, Medalha Tiradentes, Medalha do Pacificador and Order of Rio Branco. He was influenced by René Guénon, Frithjof Schuon, Louis Lavelle, Xavier Zubiri, Bernard Lonergan, Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, René Girard, Viktor Frankl, Léopold Szondi and Wolfgang Smith.

He is also known as Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho.

About Death

Olavo's family announced his death on social media, on January 24, 2022, eight days after he tested positive for COVID-19. His family's statement did not specify his cause of death, but his daughter Heloísa said that it was from coronavirus. His personal doctor denied it was COVID-19 and stated officially that his death was caused by respiratory stress associated with emphysema, heart failure, bacterial pneumonia, and a generalised infection. Olavo was known for his vaccine hesitancy and often questioned the severity of COVID-19 pandemic, spreading COVID-19 misinformation on his social media. According to his family, he died at a hospital outside of Richmond, Virginia. He is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia.