Euclides da Cunha

1866 - 1909

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Euclides da Cunha (Portuguese: [ewˈklidʒiʒ dɐ ˈkũɲɐ], January 20, 1866 – August 15, 1909) was a Brazilian journalist, sociologist and engineer. His most important work is Os Sertões (Rebellion in the Backlands), a non-fictional account of the military expeditions promoted by the Brazilian government against the rebellious village of Canudos, known as the War of Canudos. This book was a favorite of Robert Lowell, who ranked it above Tolstoy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Euclides da Cunha has received more than 78,781 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Euclides da Cunha is the 463rd most popular biologist (up from 473rd in 2019), the 287th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 260th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Biologist.

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Among biologists, Euclides da Cunha ranks 463 out of 844Before him are Kaspar Maria von Sternberg, Friedrich Ernst Ludwig von Fischer, William Elford Leach, Zhores Medvedev, Joseph Franz von Jacquin, and Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent. After him are Johann Georg Wagler, Albrecht Wilhelm Roth, Henri Ernest Baillon, Lucien Quélet, Prince Maximilian of Wied-Neuwied, and Blasius Merrem.

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Among people born in 1866, Euclides da Cunha ranks 77Before him are Roger Fry, J. M. E. McTaggart, J. B. M. Hertzog, Hubert Van Innis, Julian Marchlewski, and Władysław Podkowiński. After him are António José de Almeida, Max Wien, Ignacy Daszyński, Janis Rozentāls, Gustav Adolf von Götzen, and Adolf Meyer. Among people deceased in 1909, Euclides da Cunha ranks 52Before him are Catulle Mendès, Pascual Cervera y Topete, Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, Renée Vivien, Futabatei Shimei, and Harry Seeley. After him are Henriëtte Ronner-Knip, Helena Modjeska, Eva Bonnier, Alessandro Fortis, Detlev von Liliencron, and Manuel Amador Guerrero.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Euclides da Cunha ranks 287 out of 1,947Before him are Roberto Moreno (1959), Silas Pereira (1965), Walter Salles (1956), José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (1850), Fernando Giudicelli (1906), and Oreco (1932). After him are Luís Fabiano (1980), Danilo Alvim (1920), Adhemar Pimenta (1896), Nelsinho Baptista (1950), Valdo Filho (1964), and Neco (1895).

Among BIOLOGISTS In Brazil

Among biologists born in Brazil, Euclides da Cunha ranks 2Before him are Peter Medawar (1915). After him are Warwick Estevam Kerr (1922).