Camoens, Luiz Vaz de
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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