João De Deus

João De Deus

Birth
Sao Bartolomeu de Messines, Silves Municipality, Faro, Portugal
Death 10 Jan 1896 (aged 65)
Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Burial Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal
Memorial ID 18551547 · View Source
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Poet. João de Deus Ramos was born in São Bartolomeu de Messines in the province of Algarve. He completed his baccalaureat in law at the University of Coimbra in 1859. A unanimously popular figure of his age, he was honored at national level in 1895 one year before his death. Although he worked as a journalist, he is still remembered more as a great lyrical poet and the teacher who perfected a method of teaching reading that was published as "Cartilha Maternal" in 1876. It was an immediate success both in Portugal and Brazil and it was mantained ever since. Poet Antero de Quental hailed João de Deus as the most original poet of his age. The main characteristic of his work, brought together in "Campo de Flores", 1893, are the deliberately direct and naïve lyricism used to explore traditional poetic themes and the virtuosy of his meter and hrymes, which introduced an highly individual musicality. He died in Lisbon, and his remains were translated from the Jeronimos Monastery to the National Pantheon on December 1st, 1966.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 18551547
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for João De Deus (7 Mar 1830–10 Jan 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18551547, citing Panteao Nacional, Lisbon, Lisboa Municipality, Lisboa, Portugal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .