Camoes, Luiz vaz
Luiz vaz de Camoes is considered Portugal's greatest poet who is compared to Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, and Dante.
He travelled to the Red Sea, Persia and Mozambique and spent some years in Goa, India.
After his return to Lisbon in 1572,
he published 'The Lusiads' recalling the voyages of Vasco da Gama - a
work that became the national epic of Portugal.
Hutten spent some time in a Benedictine monastery, after which he travelled a great deal. Declared poet laureate by the emperor he entered the service of the Archbishop of Mainz, and shared in the famous satires Epistolae obscurorum virorum (Letters of Obscure Men).
He was dismissed after supporting Luther. He fled to Zurich where the Reformer Zwingli
found him a resting place on the tiny island of Ufenau on Lake Zurich.