Almeida Garrett

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Birthday
4, 1799
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Dec 9, 1854 (55)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
4, 1799
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Dec 9, 1854 (55)

About

Poet, playwright, and novelist whose work exemplifies the early Romantic literary movement in Portugal. His best-known works include Camoes and Viagens na Minha Terra.

Before Fame

He studied law at the University of Coimbra. He published his debut work, Lucrecia, in 1819.

Trivia

He was politically vocal and twice sought exile in England.

Family Life

He married and divorced Luisa Midosi and subsequently had a child with his longtime partner, Adelaide Deville Pastor.

Associated With

He was a leading figure of Romanticism, as was poet Adam Mickiewicz.