Fernando Pessoa gave birth to Ricardo Reis, author of ODAS in Porto in November 1897 and survived its creator (as José Saramago, Ricardo Reis returned to Portugal aboard the British ship Highland Brigade, which has traveled from Brazil ).
Educated by the Jesuits, came to practice medicine in Brazil, where he was exiled as a monarchist. Friend of Álvaro de Campos and Alberto Caeiro, heteronyms of Fernando Pessoa as he not met, however, the latter, who reminds us of the Latinist education Doctor Reis and his fondness for the Greek world ("There must be in the smallest of a poem poet something to note that there is Homer.'s novelty in itself means nothing if there is in it a relation to what preceded it.'s not even novelty if that relationship does not exist .. . ").