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Mário Cesariny

Mário Cesariny (1923-2006) poet, playwright, writer of fiction, critic, essayist, translator and Portuguese artist, was born in Lisbon, where he also died on November 26, 2006. In 2005, he received the Grand Cross of the Order of Liberty, given by the then President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio, and, in November of that same year, he was awarded the Grande Prémio Vida Literária, a tribute to his remarkable contribution to Portuguese literature.

Date of Birth: August 9, 1923