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João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett

Born: February 4 1799
Born in: Porto, Kingdom of Portugal
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João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett

João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, Viscount of Almeida Garrett (4 February 1799 – 9 December 1854) was a Portuguese poet, playwright, novelist and politician. He is considered to be the introducer of the Romantic movement in Portugal. He is regarded as one of history's greatest Romanticists and a true revolutionary and humanist.