Clóvis Beviláqua

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Clóvis Beviláqua

Clóvis Beviláqua (4 October 1859 – 26 July 1944) was a Brazilian jurist, historian and journalist born in Viçosa do Ceará, Ceará, in 1859. Beviláqua was professor of civil and comparative law in Recife. As the author of the Brazilian Civil Code of 1916, whose first draft he presented in 1899, and as that code's first commentator, Beviláqua was the founding father of Brazilian civil law scholarship. He founded and occupied the 14th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters, from 1897 until his death in 1944. The chair's patron is Franklin Távora.


  • Paul, Wolf (2001). "Clóvis Bevilaqua". In Michael Stolleis (ed.). Juristen: ein biographisches Lexikon; von der Antike bis zum 20. Jahrhundert (in German) (2nd ed.). München: Beck. p. 85. ISBN 3-406-45957-9.
  • Alessandro Hirata, Clóvis Beviláqua: o grande civilista da segunda metade do século XIX, in Carta Forense, 4.7.2011
Preceded by
Franklin Távora (patron)
Brazilian Academy of Letters - Occupant of the 14th chair

1897 — 1944
Succeeded by
Antônio Carneiro Leão