Gabriel Pereira de Castro

Portuguese magistrate

Gabriel Pereira de Castro (1571-1632) was a Portuguese priest, lawyer and poet.

José Malhoa, Gabriel Pereira de Castro (Paços do Concelho - Lisbon)



Gabriel Pereira de Castro was born in Braga on 7 February 1571. He became a priest there. Then he studied law at the University of Coimbra.[1] He died on 18 October 1632 in Lisbon.

Gabriel Pereira de Castro wrote some books about law. He is however known chiefly for his epic poem Ulisseia ou Lisboa Edificada (Ulisseia or Lisbon Built). It was published in 1636. It consists of ten books. It is written in ottava rima. Its form is typical for Renaissance epic poems. The poem imitates The Lusiads by Luís Vaz de Camões. It is about the founding of the town of Lisbon by Ulysses (Odysseus).


  1. "Gabriel Pereira de Castro" (in Portuguese). Projecto Vercial. Retrieved 23 October 2016.



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