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.

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