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Camoens, Luiz Vaz de

Born: 1524 AD
Died: 1580 AD
Nationality: Portuguese
Categories: Poets

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.