Camões Luiz Vaz de
Ca·mões(kə-moiNsh′) also Ca·mo·ëns (kăm′ō-ənz, kə-mō′-), Luiz Vaz de 1524?-1580.
Portuguese writer best known for Os Lusíadas (1572), an epic describing his nation's rise from obscurity to greatness.
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