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Apr 6, 2016 12:02 PM ET

Archived: 100 NOTABLE CALIPOLENSES – FROM THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY: A compilation that includes names of persons born in Vila Viçosa and who have excelled in different areas

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This project aims to honor, by 250 copies edition of a book, the importance of personalities born in Vila Viçosa who had prominent places and merit in the different sectors of society.

The objective is the description as detailed as possible, of the biographies, academics and professionals, of the “calipolenses” that stood out over deo chronological period indicated (centuries XIV-XXI).

This is a compilation that includes names of persons born in Vila Viçosa and who have excelled in different areas. In this paper, we tried to associate images with biographical texts of each of the individuals.

Continuing the work developed in the nineteenth century by the local researcher José Joaquim da Espanca Rocha, author of a monograph containing the “calipolenses” names that are noteworthy, the goal of this initiative is based on the identification of personalities who have made a decisive contribution to the dissemination the Vila Viçosa name, especially in the XX and XXI.

Based on extensive work of data collection, life stories and interviews with notable or descendants of notable “calipolenses” it was possible to relate the names with local place names and determining facts of the history of Vila Viçosa and Portugal.

Combining images to the historical foundation of each of the members of the project names, the purpose of this extensive research aims to honor and bring to light relevant facts related to the life and works of these personalities. The edition of a book that combines the images for a detailed description of the actors was the basis of the work that you want to publish.

The publication of this study will enable a better understanding about lesser-known aspects of the figures who marked different periods of local, regional and national history.


Born in Évora in 1975. BA in Anthropology from the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon and a Master in Museology from the University of Évora. Fellow at the Bourguiba Institute of Modern Languages at the University of Tunis in 1997 and the Faculty of Philosophy y Letras of the University of Cadiz, under the program “Erasmus” in 1998.

Had participated in the Specialization Course “Cultural Good Management Practices”, sponsored by Art History Institute of the New University of Lisbon. He worked in Vila Viçosa Municipality and in the Sousel Town Hall. Actually , works as Assistant Curator at the Museum-Library of the House of Braganza (since 2006).

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Culture “Callipole”, edited by Vila Viçosa City Council since 2008, participating with several articles on the history and heritage of Vila Viçosa.

Author of the books “From Japan to the Alentejo – The Japanese Embassy Tensho in Vila Viçosa in the year 1584”, published by Editora Chiado in 2012; “Fortifications Vila Viçosa in the Sixteenth Century” by the House of Bragança Foundation and the novel “Doubt, in feeling transformed” by Chiado Editora, both in the year 2014.

Em 2015 by PPL, is the responsable of the book “VILA VIÇOSA – Ideas for the Future “, a project for the tourist and cultural development of the locality.


Euro 1500 will be needed for an edition of 250 copies (with the inclusion of text and images). The goal is to launch the work in September 2016. The PPL charges 5% of the total raised, VAT (23%), if it is possible to raise all the requests values. If the target of 1,500€ is not reached, all funds will be returned to the supporters.


Contact Information:

Tiago Salgueiro

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