Adeodato Barreto

Adeodato Barreto

Júlio Francisco António Adeodato Barreto (3 December 1905 – 6 August 1937), popularly known as Adeodato Barreto, was an Indo-Portuguese poet and writer.

Though brought up as Catholic and in western style, his works contain important archetypes and paradigms of Hindu culture. One can see in his poems the notions of Eternal Return and of transmigration, a cornerstone of the Indian philosophy[1]


  • Civilização Hindu, 1935
  • Fragmentos - Testamento Moral de Vicente Mariano Barreto, 1936
  • O Livro da Vida. (Cânticos Indianos), 1940 (Posthumous)

External links

  • Text by Goan Lúcio Miranda about Adeodato Barreto (Portuguese)
  • an example of the poet's juvenilia (Portuguese)