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Luís de Camões Biography | Poet

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Luís Vaz de Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: ; sometimes rendered in English as Camoens English pronunciation: /'kæm ons/; c. 1524 – June 10, 1580) is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His recollection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime.. early Portuguese poet

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