|Birthname||Camilo de Almeida Pessanha|
|born on||7 September 1867 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Coimbra, Portugal, 40n12, 8w25|
|Timezone||LMT m8w25 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||14°50' 06°44 Asc. 23°29'|
Portuguese symbolist poet, primarily influenced by Cesário Verde and Paul Verlaine, whose poems were published in a single volume, Clepsidra (1920). In the years that followed, other poems not included in Clepsidra but attributed to Pessanha appeared in the Portuguese press. Clepsidra eventually came out in a 1945 edition and was radically re-edited in 1956.
Pessanha died on 1 March 1926, aged 58, due to tuberculosis aggravated by his chronic opium addiction.
Sy Scholfield quotes from Ocidente, Volume 43 (1952), p. 144: "Segundo a indicação do assento de baptismo, Camilo Pessanha nasceu às onze horas da noite do dia 7. A mãe era moradora «ao cimo do bairro de SantfAna», no casal do Leão 8." ---- (Translation: According to the baptism certificate, Camilo Pessanha was born at eleven o'clock on the evening of the 7th. His mother was a resident "at the top of SantfAna neighborhood", at Leão 8).
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Tuberculosis
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Opium)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet