(Recife, Pernambuco, Brasil, 1900 - Recife, Brasil, 1987)
"Gilberto de Mello Freyre (Recife, 15 de marzo de 1900 - Recife, 18 de julio de 1987) fue un sociólogo, antropólogo y escritor brasileño, autor de Casa-grande y senzala, influyente ensayo sobre la formación de la sociedad brasileña."
"Gilberto de Mello Freyre KBE (March 15, 1900 - July 18, 1987) was a Brazilian sociologist, anthropologist, historian, writer, painter, journalist and congressman, born in Recife, Northeast Brazil. He is commonly associated with other great Brazilian cultural interpreters of the first half of the 20th century, such as Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and Caio Prado Júnior. His best-known work is a sociological treatise named Casa-Grande & Senzala (variously translated, but roughly The Masters and the Slaves, as on a traditional plantation). Two sequels followed, The Mansions and the Shanties: the making of modern Brazil and Order and Progress: Brazil from monarchy to republic. The trilogy is generally considered a classic of modern cultural anthropology and social history, although it is not without its critics."