Camilo Castelo Branco

1825 - 1890

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Camilo Castelo Branco, 1st Viscount of Correia Botelho (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmilu kɐʃˈtɛlu ˈbɾɐ̃ku]; 16 March 1825 – 1 June 1890), was a prolific Portuguese writer of the 19th century, having produced over 260 books (mainly novels, plays and essays). His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camilo Castelo Branco has received more than 95,481 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Camilo Castelo Branco is the 2,299th most popular writer (down from 2,163rd in 2019), the 177th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 163rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Portuguese Writer.

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Among writers, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 2,299 out of 5,794Before him are Dick Francis, Vladimir Stasov, Paschasius Radbertus, Sextus Pompeius Festus, Fujiwara no Teika, and Petar Kočić. After him are David Gemmell, Rebecca West, Samuil Marshak, Commodian, Stephenie Meyer, and Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens.

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Among people born in 1825, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 34Before him are Friedrich Bayer, Charles Frederick Worth, Karl Möbius, Giuseppe Prinzi, Friedrich von Schmidt, and Alexander Mozhaysky. After him are Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Mårten Eskil Winge, Sher Ali Khan, Iwakura Tomomi, Charles Lavigerie, and Émile Ollivier. Among people deceased in 1890, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 34Before him are Vasile Alecsandri, C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Franz Lachner, Alexander Georg von Bunge, Ivan Mažuranić, and Alexander Mozhaysky. After him are Johann Voldemar Jannsen, Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury, Alexander Parkes, Spotted Elk, Ignaz von Döllinger, and Marianne North.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 177 out of 479Before him are Mariana Alcoforado (1640), Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders (1157), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Sidónio Pais (1872), Mário de Araújo Cabral (1934), and Infanta Maria of Guimarães (1538). After him are Humberto Delgado (1906), Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza (1801), Manuel de Arriaga (1840), Jesualdo Ferreira (1946), Gaius Appuleius Diocles (104), and Carlos Seixas (1704).

Among WRITERS In Portugal

Among writers born in Portugal, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 14Before him are João de Barros (1496), António Vieira (1608), Luís Fróis (1532), Tomé Pires (1468), Almeida Garrett (1799), and Mariana Alcoforado (1640). After him are Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919), Menasseh Ben Israel (1604), Duarte Barbosa (1480), Miguel Torga (1907), Francisco de Sá de Miranda (1491), and Alexandre Herculano (1810).