Journalist, historic themes promoter writer, translator and TV and Comics screenwriter. Luís Almeida Martins was born in Lisbon in 1949 and graduated at the College of Letters, having participated in the student fights on the second half of 1960 decade. He is the editor of Visão História. In 1975 he co-founded O Jornal, after being an editor at Flama magazine and the vespertine A Capital. He founded and directed the magazine História from 1978 to 1993. He was the director of Se7e and a deputy director of Jornal de Letras. He translated various titles by Rider Haggard. História Não Oficinal de Portugal (Portugal’s non-official History) and 365 Dias com Histórias da História de Portugal (365 Days of stories of Portugal’s History) are his main historical disclosure works. Among many other published works, he is the author of the novels Viva Cartago (Hurray Cartago) and O Tesouro Africano (The African treasure).
He wrote the biography Alexandre Serpa Pinto, the lost Africa dreamer, illustrated by Filipe Abranches, for the collection Great Portuguese Lives, a Pato Lógico and INCM co-edition.