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Teófilo Braga (1843–1924)

Braga, Teófilo (brä’gä). A Portuguese poet and scholar; born at St. Michael, Azores, Feb. 24, 1843; died in 1924. On quitting the university of Coimbra, he took up the study of Portuguese literature, and made a great collection of popular romances, songs, and fairy tales, publishing the results in a series of volumes. Also in 20 volumes he published a history of the national literature (1870–76). Besides these works on the history of Portuguese letters, he issued in 1877 a ‘General Outline of the Positive Philosophy’; in 1878 ‘Positive Solutions of Portuguese Politics’; and in 1884 a ‘System of Sociology.’ His poetical writings comprise: ‘Green Leaves,’ written in boyhood; ‘The Vision of Time’ (1864), a series of pictures of the process of world-evolution, in the manner of Victor Hugo; and ‘Undine of the Lake’; ‘Torrents’ and ‘World Pictures.’ He was president of the Republic of Portugal, 1910–11.