Almeida Garrett

Almeida Garrett

Birth
Porto, Porto Municipality, Porto, Portugal
Death 9 Dec 1854 (aged 55)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Plot first room on the right
Memorial ID 18547716 · View Source
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Poet, novelist, dramatist, and politician. João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida (afterwards Garrett) graduated in law from the University of Coimbra and was actively involved with liberal ideals. The monarchical backlash led by King Miguel forced him into exile in France and England. His experience abroad brought him in contact with the ideals of the European Romanticism making him the first Portuguese poet to abandon classical and mythological references.
He held various political offices and was made Viscount by Dona Maria II of Portugal. First buried at the Cemetery of Prazeres, on May 3rd, 1903 his remains were transferred to the National Pantheon next to those of poets João de Deus, Guerra Junqueiro, and singer Amália Rodrigues.


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  • Created by: F G
  • Added: 22 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18547716
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Almeida Garrett (4 Feb 1799–9 Dec 1854), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18547716, citing Panteao Nacional, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal ; Maintained by F G (contributor 46857221) .