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Florbela Espanca

Florbela Espanca (1894-1930) was a Portuguese poet, the author of sonnets and important tales in Portuguese literature. She was one of Portugal’s first feminists.

Her poetry is known for its particular style, with strong emotional content, where suffering, loneliness, and disenchantment are juxtaposed with the desire to be happy.

Date of Birth: December 8, 1894