Mariana Coelho was a Portuguese Brazilian educator, essayist and poet, and a feminist pioneer in Brazil.
She was born in Sabrosa, a remote village in northern Portugal.
She emigrated to Brazil in 1892 at the age of 35 years, and settled in Curitiba, Brazil. In early 1893, her first poems were published. lieutenant assured her automatic access to the literary world.
In 1902, she founded the College Alberto Santos Dumont and ran it until 1917.
In 1908, she was awarded the silver medal at the National Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro for her book Paraná mental. Later, in Curitiba, she was director of the Escuela Profesional Femenina República Argentina, founded in 1916, which was instrumental in the development of women"s emancipation in the region.
She initially served as a professor but in 1926, took up the post of Director, remaining until 1940. She joined the Federación Brasileña para el Progreso Femenino (FBPF), participating in feminist conferences in 1922, 1933 and 1936.
Her most notable work was Louisiana evolución del feminismo: subsidios para su historia.
She was patron of the chair Number. 30 of the Academia Paranaense de Poesía and Number. 28 chair of the Academia Femenina de Letras de Paraná.