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Biographies on Christ the Redeemer


Here are the biographies of some of the important figures in the construction of Christ the Redeemer.


Paul Landowski

Paul Landowski

Paul Landowski is a famous French sculptor of the twentieth century. He is mostly known for sculpting Christ the Redeemer, on Mount Corcovado, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He developed his art in accordance with the humanist ideas of his time and reached, at the end of his career, to obtain positions of responsibility in agreement ... (Read more)


Heitor da Silva Costa

Heitor da Silva Costa

Heitor da Silva Costa was a civil engineer at the beginning of the 20th century. He is best known for the statue of Christ the Redeemer raised on the Corcovado, in Rio. Heitor da Silva Costa was born on July 25, 1873 in Rio de Janeiro, in the province of Doctor Jose da Silva Costa and his wife Eleia Guimaraes da Silva Costa. He started classical studies at the age of 8 and entered the Abilio college in 1881 remained until 1886. From 1886 to 1889 he integrated ... (Read more)


Sebastiao Leme da Silveira Cintra

Cardinal Sebastiao Leme da Silveira Cintra

Cardinal Sebastiao Leme da Silveira Cintra was the priest who inaugurated the statue of Christ the Redeemer on September 14, 1931. He had an impressive religious journey from philosophy and theology to the priesthood, the archbishopric before becoming a cardinal where he participated in the election of Pius XII. He was a committed promoter of the Christian faith in the daily life of ... (Read more)



See also:

History of Christ the Redeemer at Rio




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