Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765-1805), Portugal’s most accomplished 18th century poet, was born in Setúbal in 1765. At the age of 16 he joined the Infantry in Setúbal, but in 1783 he enlisted with the Royal Marine Academy. Bocage's works are currently published in the anthologies: "Opera Omnia", "Poesias" (which includes works of lyricism, satire and erotica) and "Poesias de Bocage".

Date of Birth: September 15, 1765