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Braga, Joaquim Teofilo Fernandes (Braga, Teofilo)

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Born: 1843 AD
Died: 1924 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Politician

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1843 - Born on February 24th in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Portuguese poet, critic, and statesman who was the first to attempt a complete history of Portuguese literature.

1864 - His long poem Visão dos Tempos (“Vision of the Ages”) was inspired by Victor Hugo's Légende des siècles (“Tale of the Centuries”).

1868 - Noted for his intransigent republicanism and anticlericalism at Coimbra University, from which he graduated.

1872 - He became a professor of modern literature at Lisbon.

1880 - Among his historical works are História do Romantismo em Portugal (“History of Romanticism in Portugal”), História da Literatura Portuguesa, 14 vol. (“History of Portuguese Literature”), and studies of the Romantic poet Almeida Garrett and of the 18th-century Portuguese poets.

1910 - Braga became president of the provisional government that set up the Portuguese republic.

1915 - He held the presidential office again and was elected as the President of Portugal.

1924 - Died on January 28th in Lisbon.

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