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Francisco Antonio Ernani Braga (Composer)

Born: 15th April 1868, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Died: 14th March 1945, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Nationality: Brazilian

Antônio Francisco Braga was a Brazilian music composer.

Antônio Francisco Braga was born in Rio de Janeiro, and studied with Luiz António de Moura and Carlos de Mesquita. In 1886, he founded the Sociedade de Concertos Populares. As the Brazilian Republic was declared in 1889, his composition Hino à bandeira was adopted as the Brazilian national anthem. Starting in 1890 Antônio Francisco Braga studied at the Conservatoire in Paris with Jules Massenet.

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