João Ameal

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João Ameal was the literary pseudonym of historian, journalist, politician and author João Francisco de Barbosa Azevedo de Sande Ayres de Campos, 3rd Count of Ameal (October 23, 1902 – November 23, 1982). He is renowned chiefly for his História de Portugal (History of Portugal), a multi-volume work first published in 1941 and awarded the Alexandre Herculano Prize in 1943.

A grandson of the renowned humanist and art collector João Maria Correia Ayres de Campos, 1st Count of Ameal, he published over twenty books in various genres.


  • Respective entry at the Portuguese National Library Website [1]