Luís Vaz Camões

Luís Vaz de Camões was a Portuguese poet, often considered one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language and one of the preeminent figures of the European Renaissance. He is best known for his epic work 'Os Lusíadas' (The Lusiads), which celebrates the Portuguese explorations and achievements during the Age of Discovery.


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  1. 1. The Lusiad

    "The Lusiad" is an epic poem that chronicles the historic voyage of Vasco da Gama, who discovered a sea route from Portugal to India in 1497-1498. The narrative is filled with both historical events and fantastical elements, including sea monsters and divine intervention. The story celebrates Portugal's maritime exploration and its heroes, while also reflecting on the human condition and the nature of life, destiny, and the cosmos.

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