Viriato Dacruz

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Birthday
25, 1928
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Jun 13, 1973 (45)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
25, 1928
Birthplace
Angola
Death Date
Jun 13, 1973 (45)

About

One of the most influential poets in Angolan history and a fighter for Angolan independence from Portugal. His best-known poems include "So Santo," "Makezu," and "Namoro."

Before Fame

He was one of the co-founders of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola in the 1960s.

Trivia

He spent the later years of his life in political exile in China.

Family Life

He was raised in the small town of Kkovu, Porto Amboim.

Associated With

He and fellow Angolan poet Mario Andrade were key figures in the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola.

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