Portuguese politician and poet whose satirical works were influential in the period leading up to the Portuguese Revolution. His publications include Os Simples, Contos para a Infancia, and O Melro.
He studied law at the University of Coimbra, graduating in 1873.
He served in the Portuguese House of Representatives in the years before the formation of the Portuguese First Republic.
His mother died when he was a young boy, and he was raised by his farmer father. Junqueiro married in 1880 and had two children.
He and James Wright were fellow poets.