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Alexandre Herculano

Alexandre Herculano (1810-1870) was a Portuguese writer, historian and journalist, and one of the principal exponents of Romanticism in Portugal, alongside Almeida Garrett and Antônio Feliciano de Castilho. His oeuvre, in all its breadth and diversity, shows a profound consistency, obeying/following a romantic-liberal programme that guided not only his work but also his life.

Date of Birth: March 28, 1810