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Antero de Quental (1842–1891)

Quental, Antero de (ken’täl). A distinguished Portuguese lyric poet; born at Ponta-Delgada in the island of San Miguel, one of the Azores, April 18, 1842; died there, Sept. 11, 1891. While yet a student in the University of Coimbra, he wrote a little volume of ‘Sonnets’ (1861), which showed a rare command of poetical form; it was followed by ‘Modern Odes’ (1865); ‘Romantic Springtides’ (1871); and another volume of ‘Sonnets’ (1881). He wrote also ‘Considerations on the Philosophy of Portuguese Literary History’ (1872), and ‘General Tendencies of Philosophy in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century’ (1892).