Pessanha, Camilo

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Pessanha, Camilo Gender: M
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)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 14°50' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 06°44 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 23°29'

Camilo Pessanha


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.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

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