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Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen

Portuguese poet and writer

1919   -   2004

country of citizenship: Portugal
educated at: University of Lisbon
occupation: poet, translator, children's writer, writer, politician
award received: Camões Prize, Grand Cross of the Order of Infante Dom Henri, Grand Cross of the Order of the Sword of Sant'Iago, Grand Officer of the Order of Santiago de la Espada
position held: deputy of the Constituent Assembly

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (November 6, 1919 in Porto – July 2, 2004 in Lisbon) was a Portuguese poet and writer. In 2014, she was unanimously chosen by the Parliament with National Pantheon honours, the second woman to be so honored, after Amália Rodrigues.
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