Marcelo presents Sophia de Mello Breyner with award given to heads of state

Writer and poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen

Writer and poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen

Sophia de Mello Breyner would be celebrating her 100th birthday this Wednesday.

The Portuguese president posthumously awarded this Wednesday writer and poet Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen with the Grand Necklace of the Order of Sant'Iago da Espada, an award usually presented to foreign heads of state.

Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa announced this award shortly before a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mello Breyner's birth at São Carlos National Theater in Lisbon.

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