Alexandre Herculano

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Birthday
28, 1810
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 13, 1877 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
28, 1810
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Sep 13, 1877 (67)

About

Historian and writer who published the first Portuguese historical novel, Eurico the Presbyter, in 1844. His other works of historical fiction include The Monastic and The Fool.

Before Fame

He established a publication called Panorama in 1837. While working as a librarian, he published his first poetry collection, A Voz de Propheta.

Trivia

He wrote novels with the goal of creating a history lesson for his readers.

Family Life

He married Mariana Herminia de Meirain 1866. The couple had no children.

Associated With

He and Frederick Jackson Turner were fellow historians.