Portuguese poet and author who published the popular romance novel, Mau Tempo No Canal, in 1944. His other works include the poetry collection Canto Matinal and the novel Varanda de Pilatos.
He was an editor of the student newspaper while studying at the University of Coimbra.
He was a professor at the University of Lisbon and a member of the Academy of Sciences in Lisbon.
He married in 1926 and had four children. He died at the age of seventy-six in Lisbon.
He was born in the same country as director Pedro Costa.