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DiedNovember 30, 1935, Lisbon, Portugal
FactHe had some fictitious names. The most famous are Ricardo Reis, Alberto Caeiro and Álvaro de Campos.

Fernando Pessoa was born on June 13, 1888, in Lisbon, Portugal. His father, Bernardo Pessoa, was a clerk in the Department of Customs, and his mother, Maria Magdalena Pinheiro Nogueira, was a housewife. He had two younger sisters, Maria and Joana. Pessoa’s parents were both from the island of Madeira, and he was raised in a traditional Catholic household.

Pessoa began his education at a Jesuit school, but his father’s death in 1895 forced him to transfer to a public school. He continued his studies at the Colégio Moderno, where he developed an interest in literature and the arts. In 1905, he published his first poem in a local newspaper.

Pessoa’s career as a writer began in earnest when he moved to London in 1908. There he worked as a translator and journalist, and became acquainted with the works of English poets such as William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley. He also began to write poetry in English under a variety of pseudonyms, including “F. P.” (for Fernando Pessoa), “B. V.” (for Alberto Caeiro), and “Álvaro de Campos.”

In 1914, Pessoa returned to Lisbon and founded the magazine Orpheu with a group of friends. The magazine featured articles on art, literature, and politics, as well as poetry by Pessoa and other writers. It was short-lived, however, and ceased publication after only two issues.

Pessoa’s most productive period as a writer began in the 1920s. He wrote poetry, essays, and short stories, and translated works by authors such as Oscar Wilde and Rudyard Kipling into Portuguese. He also published several volumes of poetry under the name “Fernando Pessoa,” including Mensagem (1933) and Livro do Desassossego (1935).

Pessoa died of liver failure on November 30, 1935, at the age of 47. His posthumously published work included The Book of Disquiet (1942), a collection of fragments written over the course of his life that offers a glimpse into his inner thoughts and feelings.

Pessoa was a prolific writer, and his work has had a lasting impact on Portuguese literature. He is considered one of the most important authors of the 20th century.

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Full NameFernando Pessoa
DiedNovember 30, 1935, Lisbon, Portugal
Height1.73 m
ProfessionTranslator, Poet, Author, Philosopher, Astrologer, Literary critic


ParentsMaria Madalena Pinheiro Nogueira, Joaquim de Seabra Pessoa
SiblingsLuís Miguel Nogueira Rosa, Madalena Henriqueta Rosa, Jorge Nogueira de Seabra Pessoa, Maria Clara Rosa, Henriqueta Madalena Rosa


MoviesLisbon Revisited, Disquiet, Five and the Skin

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1He had five half-siblings from his mother second marriage to João Miguel dos Santos Rosa: Henriqueta (1896), Madalena (1898), Luís Miguel (1900), João Maria (1903) and Maria Clara (1904).
2He had a brother named Jorge Nogueira Pessoa (1893).
3Parents: Joaquim de Seabra Pessoa and Maria Madalena Pinheiro Nogueira.
4He had some fictitious names. The most famous are Ricardo Reis, Alberto Caeiro and Álvaro de Campos.
5He's considered one of the best poets of Portugal.



O Encoberto1975Short poem
A Metafísica dos Chocolates1967Short poem "A Tabacaria" - as António de Campos
Suicide by Alvaro De Campos2014Short
Lisbon Revisited2014Documentary texts
Ophiussa: Uma Cidade de Fernando Pessoa2013Documentary
Transeunte2011Documentary short writer
Um Poema por Semana2011TV Series poems
Ponto da poesia2011Video book
Filme do Desassossego2010novel
Lisbon Revisited (1923) a VDO Poem2010Short written by
O Despertar da Primavera2010Short poem
Abel Escoto: Fragmentos de Vida e Obra2009Documentary short epigraph
Os Mistérios de Lisboa2009Documentary based on a book by
Os Restos do Dia2009Short adaptation
Mies jota ei koskaan ollut1997TV Movie
A Luz Incerta1995novel
Au bord du monde - Fernando Pessoa1992Short poetry
A Morte do Príncipe1991story
O Menino de Sua Mãe1991TV Movie play
La gentilezza del tocco1987novel
Palavras Ditas1984TV Series poems - 1 episode
Travessia: Viagem à Memória do Tempo1983TV Movie documentary
Capitali culturali d'Europa1983TV Series documentary poem - 1 episode
Cinq et la peau1982poems
O Banqueiro Anarquista1981novel


Tempos Modernos2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Portuguese Nun2009lyrics: "Mote", "Ser Aquele"
Camarate2001writer: "O Comboio Descendente"

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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