personalities

Cristina Trindade

silva, rui

He was a Madeiran poet who published his texts in various periodicals in the region, but also in some Brazilian press. He was a romantic writer, bucolic, sensitive, with a unique and even strange sentimentality. His verses, with poetic value, show spontaneity and rigor in terms of metric and deal with philosophical and romantic themes. …

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kent, john

John Kent (1810-1905) was a British citizen that lived in Madeira during 60 years (1845-1905). He went to the island in 1845, providing services as doctor and residing in the Quinta dos Estanquinhos in Funchal. It is in this position that he signs a medical report, directed to the British government, about the first outbreak …

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ferreira, francisco antónio

He was a self-taught journalist, and there is little historical data about him. It is known that he founded the newspaper Diário do Comércio, collaborated in Gazetilha and also participated in Diário de Notícias and Diário Popular as a writer. He had a primary school education, and was the main writer of O Distrito do Funchal and …

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