"In all things of nature there is something wonderful!
Alberto Sampaio was born in Guimarães, November 15, 1841 in old street of merchants, son of Bernardino de Sa and Agudelo and Emilia Ermelinda Cardoso Teixeira. Childhood spent between Guimarães and Famalicão, where his family owned the farm of Boamense, in the parish of Figures. He learned the first letters in Lacy and completed studies in Braga that allowed him to go to Coimbra, to 15 years. In 1863, graduated in law at the Faculty of law of the University of Coimbra. Over half a decade in Coimbra, was actively involved in academic life, collaborating in newspapers and living with some of the most outstanding young men of his generation, such as Antero de Quental, who made a trip to the United States, just before the celebrated Conferences of the Casino. Actively involved in a movement that left deep marks in the imagination society coimbrão scholar Ray, who fought for the renewal of the University.
In Coimbra, he moved to Lisbon, where he rehearsed the exercise of law. For a short time. Soon was back to his homeland, where, despite his public exposure averse personality, kept a constant civic intervention.
Room Alberto Sampaio