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Luís de Camões

(1524—1580)


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(1524–80),

a Portuguese poet, is remembered outside his own country for his great epic poem Os Lucíadas (1572), The Lusiads, in ten cantos of eight‐lined stanzas. Its subject is the history of Portugal, and it celebrates the descendants of Lusus, the legendary founder of Lusitania, or Portugal, and more particularly the exploits of Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese navigator. Sir Richard Burton translated much of Camoëns' work.

Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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