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Birthplace of António Gedeão - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 38° 42.623 W 009° 07.893
29S E 488562 N 4284647
Quick Description: This building is the birthplace of António Gedeão; a well known Portuguese poet and also professor, educator, researcher of History of Science in Portugal and popularizer of science
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/24/2011 11:03:10 AM
Waymark Code: WMD631
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing
Views: 11

Long Description:
Rómulo Vasco da Gama de Carvalho (Lisbon, 24 November 1906 - Lisbon, February 19, 1997), was a chemist, professor of physics and chemistry in Liceu Pedro Nunes, an educator, researcher of History of Science in Portugal, popularizer of science, and poet under the pseudonym António Gedeão. Pedra Filosofal and Lágrima de Preta are two of his most famous poems.

Considered as one of the most brilliant and talented Portuguese creators of the twentieth century, Rómulo de Carvalho / António Gedeão, went through all the turmoil and significant events of our century, which was reflected in the form of a spirit extremely marked by skepticism and irony, always present in his poems.

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In the building's facade there is a plaque, with the following inscription:

Neste prédio nasceu
a 24 de Novembro de 1906

Rómulo Vasco da Gama Carvalho

Professor e pedagogo,
divulgador de ciência,
investigador da história,
escreveu poesia, assinando

António Gedeão

Which can be translated to:

In this building was born
in November 24, 1906

Rómulo Vasco da Gama Carvalho

Teacher and educator,
popularizer of science,
researcher of History,
wrote poetry, signing

António Gedeão

Name of Famous Person: António Gedeão/Rómulo Vasco da Gama de Carvalho

Physical Address: Rua Augusto Rosa, nº 7, 4º.

What is this person famous for?:
was famous poet

Website verifying legitimacy of site: [Web Link]

Personal Experience:
I happened to be walking by and saw the plaque over the entrance arch and took some photos.

Additional Website verifying Site legitimacy: Not listed

Other information about area: Not listed

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