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Luís Vaz de Camões
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Date of Birth: Approximately 1524

Place of Birth: Probably Lisbon or Coimbra

Date of Death: 10 June 1580

Place of Death: Lisbon


Luís Vaz de Camões is considered the greatest poet of the Lusophone countries because of the influence he had on the Portuguese language. His biography is richer in anecdotes than facts, and even the details of his birth are uncertain.

It is assumed that Camões was born in Lisbon or Coimbra in aroun…

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Melis, Nicola , “Luís Vaz de Camões”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 07 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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