António Ferreira

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António Ferreira
BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Ferreira, António


Born 1528 in Lisbon; died there 1569. Portuguese poet and dramatist.

Ferreira graduated from the University of Coimbra and held high posts at the Portuguese court. He was the first to introduce into Portuguese literature the ode, sonnet, elegy, and epigram, as well as new poetic meters. His comedies Bristo (1622) and The Jealous Husband (1622) criticize social evils, which were in large part the product of Portugal’s rapacious colonial policy. They expose the hypocrisy and falsity of court life and communicate a sense of civic duty. These themes are also present in Inês de Castro (1587), a tragedy of profound psychological insight based on Portuguese history.


Inês de Castro. Gaia, 1930.
Poemas Lusitanos de Doutor António Ferreira. Lisbon, 1939.


Castilho, J. de. António Ferreira, poeta quinhentista, vols. 1–3. Rio de Janeiro, 1875.
Saraiva, A. J. História da literatura portuguesa, 6th ed. Lisbon, 1961.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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