Miguel Torga

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Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jan 17, 1995 (87)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1907
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jan 17, 1995 (87)

About

Prominent Portuguese fiction writer, poet, and playwright of the Twentieth Century who was nominated several times for the Nobel Prize for Literature. His most famous works include Contos da Montanha, O Outro Livro de Job, and Bichos.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Coimbra, graduating in 1933. He published his first poetry collection, Ansiedade, in 1928.

Trivia

He published two travelogues during the 1950s.

Family Life

His Belgian wife, Andree Crabbe, was a teacher. The couple became parents to a daughter named Clara.

Associated With

He and R.S. Thomas were both nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.