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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919-2004) was born on November 6, 1919 in Porto, where she spent her childhood. In 1939-1940 she studied Classical Philology at the University of Lisbon and published her first verses in 1940, in the magazine Cadernos de Poesia.

On the date of her centenary was celebrated, November 6, 2019, she was awarded the Grand-Collar of the Military Order of Saint James of the Sword. She also distinguished herself as a short story writer, author of children's books, such as A Menina do Mar, and A Fada Oriana.

Date of birth: November 6, 1919