Famous Poets from Portugal

List of notable or famous poets from Portugal, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Portugal and even some popular poets who immigrated to Portugal. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Portuguese poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Portugal is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Fernando Pessoa and Júlio Dantas.

This historic poets from Portugal list can help answer the questions "Who are some Portuguese poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Portugal?" These prominent poets of Portugal may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Portuguese poets.

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  • Alberto de Lacerda
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    Carlos Alberto Portugal Correia de Lacerda (September 20, 1928 – August 27, 2007) was a Portuguese poet and BBC Radio Presenter.
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1928-2007)
    • Birthplace: Mozambique
  • Almeida Garrett
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    João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, 1st Viscount of Almeida Garrett (Portuguese pronunciation: [aɫˈmɐjdɐ ɡɐˈʁɛt(ɨ)]; 4 February 1799 – 9 December 1854) was a Portuguese poet, orator, playwright, novelist, journalist, politician, and a peer of the realm. A major promoter of theater in Portugal he is considered the greatest figure of Portuguese Romanticism and a true revolutionary and humanist. He proposed the construction of the D. Maria II National Theatre and the creation of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art.
    • Age: Dec. at 55 (1799-1854)
    • Birthplace: Porto, Portugal
  • Antero de Quental
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    Antero Tarquínio de Quental (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɛɾu dɨ kẽˈtaɫ]; old spelling Anthero) (18 April 1842 – 11 September 1891), was a Portuguese poet, philosopher and writer, whose works became a milestone in the Portuguese language, alongside those of Camões, Bocage and Fernando Pessoa.
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1842-1891)
    • Birthplace: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • António Correia de Oliveira was a Portuguese poet. According to the Nomination Database for the Nobel Prize in Literature he was nominated 15 times without being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1878-1960)
    • Birthplace: São Pedro do Sul Municipality, Portugal, Portugal
  • António Ribeiro Chiado

    António Ribeiro, who became known as "O Chiado" or "O Poeta Chiado" was born in poor circumstances in Évora in about 1520 and died in Lisbon in 1591. He was a 16th century satiric and poet and a contemporary of Luís Vaz de Camões. Known as the "Chiado" (or The Poet) because he lived for many years in the Chiado, in Lisbon. The street was already known as "Chiado" at the time but was later changed to the present name of Rua Almeida Garrett. He taught in the Franciscan College in Évora until leaving monastic life, and moved to Lisbon, where his talent with words made him well known in the area of Chiado. According to contemporary descriptions he remained celibate, and retained his monastic ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 71 (1520-1591)
    • Birthplace: Évora District, Portugal
  • Bento Teixeira
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    Bento Teixeira (1561? – 1618?) was a Portuguese poet. He is considered to be the introducer of Baroque in the Portuguese colony of Brazil and the first Brazilian poet — however, this last affirmation is contested by many historians.
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1561-1618)
    • Birthplace: Porto, Portugal