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Guerra Junqueiro

Guerra Junqueiro (1850-1923), the Portuguese poet and politician, is amongst the country’s liveliest representatives of a pamphleteering social romanticism, influenced by Victor Hugo and Voltaire. In the final stages of his life, he retired to his property in the Douro, signaling a turning point in his poetic orientation, which turned to the land and "the simple life".

Magnum Opus: Scattered prose.

Date of Birth: September 15, 1850