FIGUEIREDO, Cândido de

FIGUEIREDO, António Pereita Cândido de. Lobão da Beira 19.9.1846 — Lisbon 26.9.1925. Portuguese Linguist, Journalist and Poet interested in India. Son of Francisco de F. After studies of theology and classics worked as a teacher, in 1869-74 studied law at Coimbra. Then worked in the Ministery of Justice. From 1893 civil governor of Vila-Real. From 1874 corresponding member of Academia das Ciências de Lisboa, from 1878 of French Société Asiatique, from 1902 of Spanish Academy, later also of Brazilian Academy. Vice-Consul of Mexico. Attended the Oriental Conference in London.

Publications: A number of poetry, translations, general and Portuguese linguistics (especially Nova Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa. 1-2. Lisbon 1899), literature, etc.

Translated (from French?): Morte de Yaginadatta. Episodio do poema epico o Ramayana. 24 p. Coimbra 1873.

A penalidade na India segundo o Código de Manu. 20 p. Lisboa 1892.

A study of the language of Camões and a translation related to Vasco da Gama.

Sources: Grande Encyclop. Portuguesa e Brasileira 11, 300-302; Portuguese Wikipedia with portrait (similar information in Spanish, briefly in German version).

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