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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 124,857 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Camilo Castelo Branco is the 2,065th most popular writer (up from 2,298th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Portugal (up from 177th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Portuguese Writer.

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Among writers, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 2,065 out of 5,755Before him are Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Friedrich Rückert, William Moulton Marston, Pavel Kohout, Miguel Delibes, and Erich Segal. After him are Frederick Marryat, Samad Vurgun, Frédéric Ozanam, Sigismund von Herberstein, Tadeusz Borowski, and William of Moerbeke.

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Among people born in 1825, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 28Before him are Charles Frederick Worth, Edward Frankland, Mór Jókai, George Phillips Bond, Hervé, and Archduchess Auguste Ferdinande of Austria. After him are Práxedes Mateo Sagasta, Friedrich Bayer, Conrad Ferdinand Meyer, Charles Joshua Chaplin, Iwakura Tomomi, and Karl Möbius. Among people deceased in 1890, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 30Before him are Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters, Christopher Latham Sholes, Vasile Alecsandri, Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, and Ivan Mažuranić. After him are Alexander Georg von Bunge, C. H. D. Buys Ballot, Alexander Mozhaysky, Franz Lachner, Spotted Elk, and Johann Voldemar Jannsen.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 173 out of 555Before him are Pedro Damiano (1480), Tomé Pires (1468), Joanna, Princess of Portugal (1452), John, Constable of Portugal (1400), Theresa of Portugal, Queen of León (1178), and Matilda of Savoy, Queen of Portugal (1125). After him are Infanta Maria of Guimarães (1538), Almeida Garrett (1799), Eduardo Souto de Moura (1952), Nuno Tristão (1500), Cristóvão da Gama (1516), and José Mendes Cabeçadas (1883).

Among WRITERS In Portugal

Among writers born in Portugal, Camilo Castelo Branco ranks 10Before him are Denis of Portugal (1261), Judah Leon Abravanel (1460), José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845), Gil Vicente (1465), João de Barros (1496), and Tomé Pires (1468). After him are Almeida Garrett (1799), Luís Fróis (1532), António Vieira (1608), Menasseh Ben Israel (1604), Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919), and Mariana Alcoforado (1640).