About José de Sousa
"Saramago", a wild herbaceous plant known in English as the wild radish, was his family's nickname, and was accidentally incorporated into his son's name upon registration of his birth. In 1924, Saramago's family moved to Lisbon, where he started working as a policeman.
José de Sousa's Timeline
November 16, 1922
Azinhaga, 2150 Golegã Municipality, Santarem, Portugal