Bernardim Ribeiro

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Bernardim Ribeiro
Born 1482
Torrão, Portugal
Died October 1552 (1552-11) (aged 70)
Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Poet and writer

Bernardim Ribeiro (Torrão, 1482 – Lisbon, October 1552) was a Renaissance Portuguese poet and writer.

His father, Damião Ribeiro, was implicated in the conspiracy against King John II of Portugal. His Livro das saudades, mostly known as Menina e moça (taken from its incipit) and translated as Maiden and Modest in English, is one of the finest examples of the genre of pastoral romance in Renaissance literature.

Further reading[edit]

Public Domain Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ribeiro, Bernardim". Encyclopædia Britannica 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

External links[edit]


  • Ribeiro, Bernardim (2012). Maiden and Modest: A Renaissance Pastoral Romance. Trans. by Gregory Rabassa (1st ed.). Dartmouth, Massachusetts: Tagus Press at UMass Dartmouth. ISBN 978-1-933227-37-5.