António Botto was born on the 17th of August 1897 in Concavada, Portugal. He was the son of Francisco Thomaz Botto and Maria Pires Agudo.
António believed that art should have an emphasis on aesthetics, and was a poet.
He passed away on 16 March 1959 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at the age of 61. His remains were transferred to Portugal for burial at Cemitério do Alto de Sao Joao in Lisboa.
Birth & Baptism
Father: Francisco Thomaz Botto
Mother: Maria Pires Agudo
Born: 17 August 1897
Baptized: 23 January 1898
On the twenty-third day of the month of January in the year 1898, in the Parochial Church of Saint Peter of Alvega, the county of Villa de Abrantes, Diocese of Portalegre, I the Presbyterian Priest Severino Ferreira Sant 'Anna in this Parochial church of this parish, solemnly baptized a male individual given the name of António, he born in this parish on the eighth hour of the morning on the seventeenth day of the month of August, the year 1897, the legitimate son, first of his name and the first in the marriage of the mother and the second child of the father Francisco Thomaz Betto, maritime, and Maria Pires Agudo, domestic governess, natives of this parish and received in this parish, and living in Cazal da Camâra; the paternal grandchild of Thomaz Rodrigues Botto and Joaquina Maria Theodora, and the maternal grandchild of Manuel Lopes of Paula Aguda and Isabel Pires. The godparents were Joaquim Lopes Leça and António Vicente Mendes, married, maritimes, natives of and living in the same Cazal da Camâra, both of whom I know to be them. And for the record this was written in duplicate and approval given after reading before, and conferring with, the parents and the godparents, who signed with me. What is written is true. The Godfather: Joaquim Lopes Lessa. António Vicente Mendes. Father Severino Ferreira Sant 'Anna.
↑ 1.01.11.2 "Baptisms, Parish of Alvega, 1898." database with images. (Alvega Baptisms: accessed 11 July 2018) Baptismal record nr. 6/1898, paróquia de Alvega, concelho de Abrantes, Arquivo Distrital de Santarem. Image m0014.tif