Gil Vicente

1465 - 1536

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Gil Vicente (Portuguese: [ˈʒiɫ viˈsẽtɨ]; c. 1465 – c. 1536), called the Trobadour, was a Portuguese playwright and poet who acted in and directed his own plays. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gil Vicente has received more than 84,515 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Gil Vicente is the 1,545th most popular writer (down from 1,402nd in 2019), the 124th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 115th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Portuguese Writer.

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.32

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  • 4.06

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Among writers, Gil Vicente ranks 1,545 out of 5,794Before him are Viktor Suvorov, Edward Lear, Jules Romains, Trygve Gulbranssen, Valery Bryusov, and Rubem Fonseca. After him are Symeon the Metaphrast, Pío Baroja, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Saki.

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Among people born in 1465, Gil Vicente ranks 8Before him are Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Scipione del Ferro, Kunigunde of Austria, Mehmed I Giray, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, and Hans Holbein the Elder. After him are Johann von Staupitz, Paulo da Gama, Bramantino, Agostino Chigi, Ashikaga Yoshihisa, and Jan Provoost. Among people deceased in 1536, Gil Vicente ranks 14Before him are George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Baldassare Peruzzi, Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, Garcilaso de la Vega, and Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset. After him are Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Felice della Rovere, Jacob Hutter, and Hector Boece.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Gil Vicente ranks 124 out of 479Before him are Nuno Álvares Pereira (1360), Maria of Portugal, Queen of Castile (1313), António Ramalho Eanes (1935), Infanta Antónia of Portugal (1845), Infanta Maria Francisca of Braganza (1800), and Al-Mu'tamid ibn Abbad (1040). After him are Francisco Serrão (1500), Rui Costa (1972), Jorge Jesus (1954), Manuel Gomes da Costa (1863), Isabel Luísa, Princess of Beira (1669), and Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu (1430).

Among WRITERS In Portugal

Among writers born in Portugal, Gil Vicente ranks 7Before him are José Saramago (1922), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Luís de Camões (1524), Denis of Portugal (1261), José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845), and Judah Leon Abravanel (1460). After him are João de Barros (1496), António Vieira (1608), Luís Fróis (1532), Tomé Pires (1468), Almeida Garrett (1799), and Mariana Alcoforado (1640).