Jorge Amado

1912 - 2001

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Jorge Amado (10 August 1912 – 6 August 2001) was a Brazilian writer of the modernist school. He remains the best-known of modern Brazilian writers, with his work having been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, including Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands in 1976. His work reflects the image of a Mestiço Brazil and is marked by religious syncretism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Amado has received more than 355,898 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Jorge Amado is the 359th most popular writer (down from 343rd in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 13th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Writer.

Jorge Amado is most famous for his novels and short stories set in Bahia, Brazil.

Memorability Metrics

  • 360k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.04

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 67

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.89

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.86

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Terras do sem fim
Bahia (Brazil : State)
Gabriela, cravo e canela
Mar morto
Dona Flor e seus dois maridos
Tereza Batista cansada de guerra

Page views of Jorge Amados by language

Over the past year Jorge Amado has had the most page views in the with 164,504 views, followed by English (40,833), and Spanish (40,113). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kazakh (158.03%), Malagasy (135.19%), and Simple English (112.74%)


Among writers, Jorge Amado ranks 359 out of 7,302Before him are Yunus Emre, Ahmad Yasawi, Herta Müller, Mikhail Lermontov, Simonides of Ceos, and James Fenimore Cooper. After him are Margaret Mitchell, Christine de Pizan, Ian Fleming, Mahmoud Darwish, Mario Puzo, and Ahmad ibn Fadlan.

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Among people born in 1912, Jorge Amado ranks 14Before him are Otto von Habsburg, Jackson Pollock, Michelangelo Antonioni, János Kádár, Millvina Dean, and Raoul Wallenberg. After him are Alfredo Stroessner, John Cage, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Heinrich Harrer, Clara Petacci, and Carlo Ponti. Among people deceased in 2001, Jorge Amado ranks 8Before him are George Harrison, Tove Jansson, Josef Bican, Didi, Claude Shannon, and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary. After him are Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Sabiha Gökçen, and Laurent-Désiré Kabila.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Jorge Amado ranks 20 out of 2,236Before him are Rivellino (1946), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), João Havelange (1916), and Getúlio Vargas (1882). After him are Vavá (1934), Michel Temer (1940), Ronaldinho (1980), Luiz Felipe Scolari (1948), Djalma Santos (1929), and Emerson Fittipaldi (1946).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Jorge Amado ranks 2Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947). After him are Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Machado de Assis (1839), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Chico Xavier (1910), Mário de Andrade (1893), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), Augusto Boal (1931), Osvaldo Moles (1913), Carlos Marighella (1911), and Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902).