1524 – Luís Vaz de Camões was born around this year.
1549 – He traveled to Ceuta.
1552 – During the religious festival of Corpus Christi, in the Largo do Rossaio; he injured Gaspar Borges, a member of the Royal Stables.
1553 – He departed for Goa on board the São Bento, commanded by Fernão Alves Cabral.
1570 – He returned back to Lisbon.
1572 – He wrote epic poem "Os Lusiadas" (also "The Lusiads").
1578 – He heard of the appalling defeat of the Battle of Alcazarquivir.
1580 – Camoes died in Lisbon on the 10th of June, at the age of 56.