He was a Madeiran poet and teacher, and occupied the office of Inspector of Overseas Education. From an early age he devoted himself to poetry, publishing texts in Madeiran periodicals and organized student literary meetings in Lisbon. Professionally, he began as an elementary school teacher, but from the 1930s onwards, he made a career in the colonies, first as professor and a rector, in Cape Verde, then as head of education services in Luanda and, finally, as Inspector of Overseas Education, overseeing and organizing all levels of education in Portuguese Africa. He gave several lectures and wrote several articles on the colonies and published a short essay on the work of Horácio Bento de Gouveia, along with other diverse thematic texts.
Keywords: poetry; education; overseas; inspection of education; lectures; essays.