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Sophia De Mello Breyner Andresen


Birth Name: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Born: 6 November 1919 Died: 2 July 2004

Country of origin: Portugal


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Description: Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (Oporto, November 6, 1919 –Lisbon, July 2, 2004) was an award-winning Portuguese poet and writer. Sophia, as she is often referred to in Portugal, was born in Porto to a wealthy aristocratic family. She inherited the surname 'Andresen' from her paternal grandfather, a Danish merchant. She received a strict Catholic upbringing, and was to remain a fervent believer until the end of her life. After spending her childhood in Porto she moved to Lisbon, where she attended the Universidade de Lisboa. As a student, she was activelly involved in Catholic movements. Politically, she defended constitu ... (more)
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