Fernando Pessoa

1888 - 1935

Fernando Pessoa

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Portuguese: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃du pɨˈsoɐ]; 13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935) was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language. He also wrote in and translated from English and French. Pessoa was a prolific writer, and not only under his own name, for he created approximately seventy-five others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Pessoa has received more than 830,606 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 156th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Fernando Pessoa ranks 154 out of 4,883Before him are Petronius, Charlotte Brontë, Du Fu, Aldous Huxley, Carlo Collodi, and Yukio Mishima. After him are André Breton, Boris Pasternak, Snorri Sturluson, Janusz Korczak, Pliny the Younger, and Abu Nuwas.

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Among people born in 1888, Fernando Pessoa ranks 2Before him is Heinz Guderian. After him are Dale Carnegie, T. E. Lawrence, John Logie Baird, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Otto Stern, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, José Raúl Capablanca, and Nikolai Bukharin. Among people deceased in 1935, Fernando Pessoa ranks 2Before him is Kazimir Malevich. After him are T. E. Lawrence, Alfred Dreyfus, Józef Piłsudski, Paul Signac, Emmy Noether, Alban Berg, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Arthur Henderson, Astrid of Sweden, and Victor Grignard.

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Among people born in Portugal, Fernando Pessoa ranks 9 out of 370Before him are Bartolomeu Dias (1450), Anthony of Padua (1195), António de Oliveira Salazar (1889), Prince Henry the Navigator (1394), José Saramago (1922), and Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467). After him are Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), Afonso I of Portugal (1109), Pope Damasus I (305), Luís de Camões (1524), and Pedro I of Brazil (1798).