Luís Vaz de Camões - Busto Infante Dom Henrique - Batalha, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 39° 39.568 W 008° 49.485
29S E 515033 N 4389977
Quick Description: This quote of Luís Vaz de Camões is in the pedestal of the Infante Dom Henrique bust.
Location: Leiria, Portugal
Date Posted: 5/2/2015 9:34:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMNTPY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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The historical marker reads:

"Few historical figures have marked Portugal, in it's configuration and relationship with the world, so deeply and in such a radical and trnasformative way as Infante Dom Henrique (1394-1460) did.
He was the fifth son of king John I, the founder of the Avis dynasty, and Queen Filipa of Lencastre. Also known as "The Navigator", this brilliant light of medieval history left Portugal and the world a huge legacy, since he was one of the major figures in the Portuguese maritime discoveries.
He died in Sagres and his remains lie, since 1461 at the Monastery of Batalha, in the Founder's chapel.
The bust which can be found in this square was inaugurated in 2010, for thw celebration of the 550 years since his death."

Luís Vaz de Camões
"Luís Vaz de Camões (1524 or 1525 – 1580), is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His collection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime. The influence of his masterpiece Os Lusíadas is so profound that Portuguese is called the "language of Camões"."
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Os Lusíadas
"Os Lusíadas", is a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões.

Written in Homeric fashion, the poem focuses mainly on a fantastical interpretation of the Portuguese voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. Os Lusíadas is often regarded as Portugal's national epic, much in the way as Virgil's Aeneid was for the Ancient Romans, as well as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey for the Ancient Greeks. It was first printed in 1572, three years after the author returned from the Indies."
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Infante Dom Henrique Square, Batalha, Portugal

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