• Born date: 1888-06-13
  • Born in: Portugal
  • Death date: 1935-11-30
  • Death in: Portugal
Fernando Pessoa

Fernando Pessoa, born Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Portuguese pronunciation: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃dw ɐ̃ˈtɔɲu nuˈɣejɾɐ ðɨ siˈaβɾɐ pɨˈsow.wɐ]; June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935), was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French.