Maria Carlota "Lota" Costallat de Macedo Soares (1910 - 1967) MP

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Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: suicide
Managed by: Doug Robinson
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About Maria Carlota "Lota" Costallat de Macedo Soares

Maria Carlota Costallat de Macedo Soares (1910 – September 25, 1967) was a Brazilian aesthete who conceived and constructed the Flamengo Park in Rio de Janeiro. She was born in Paris, a member of a prominent political family in Rio de Janeiro state.


Lota, as she was known, maintained a lesbian relationship with the American poet Elizabeth Bishop from 1951 to 1967.


In 1967, Soares followed Bishop back to the United States, having recovered from an ailment with extensive hospitalization. The same day she arrived in New York, 19 September 1967, Soares took effective steps to commit suicide by overdosing on tranquilizers, and died several days later.

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Lota de Macedo Soares's Timeline

1910
March 16, 1910
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1967
September 25, 1967
Age 57
New York, New York, United States