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Camilo Ferreira Botelho Castelo Branco (1825 - 1890) was one of the most prolific writers of Portuguese literature and striking. Novelist, columnist, critic, playwright, historian, poet and translator, was also the first. Viscount de Correia Botelho, title granted by King D. Luís. His most important works were, Amor de Perdição, A Queda de um Anjo and The Crime do Padre Amaro.

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Art work made with wrought iron and jasmine plants, ‘Pavillon de Thé, 2012’, by Portuguese contemporary art painter Joana Vasconcelos, outside the Palace of Versailles, France.

Portuguese writer Luis Vaz de Camões

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919-2004) is one of the most important poetess and writer of the twentieth century that found in poetry and literature a way to communicate her perception of things through the transfiguration of the world. Sea is one of her great themes; others also recurring are the Ancient Greece and ideas of freedom and justice. Her works also include children’s books. In 1999 she became the first woman receiving the highest Portuguese award for poetry, the Camões…

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António Soares dos Reis (1847 - 1889), was a Portuguese sculptor, who renewed greatly the Portuguese sculpture of his time, although the misunderstanding on the part of society at the time had led him to the suicide. Among his most notable works, is a white marble statue "O Desterrado" (1872), inspired in verses of Alexandre Herculano.

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