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António Ferreira (1528–1569)

Ferreira, António (fer-rā’ē-rä). A celebrated Portuguese poet and dramatist; born at Lisbon in 1528; died of the plague in 1569. He was professor at the University of Coimbra, and later a judge at Lisbon. During his leisure he composed sonnets, odes, and epigrams, which earned for him the title of the “Portuguese Horace.” His literary reputation, however, is due to his ‘Epistles’ and the tragedy of ‘Inez de Castro,’ a popular Portuguese legend, modeled upon Greek tragic drama.