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Jorge Amado

1912 - 2001

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Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (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, notably 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 309,386 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Jorge Amado is the 345th most popular writer (up from 373rd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Brazil and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Writer.

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

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  • 64

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  • 3.77

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Among writers, Jorge Amado ranks 345 out of 5,755Before him are Philip Roth, Czesław Miłosz, Sayyid Qutb, Appian, Friedrich Schlegel, and O. Henry. After him are Wilhelm Grimm, Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Paul Éluard, James Fenimore Cooper, and Truman Capote.

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Among people born in 1912, Jorge Amado ranks 18Before him are John Cage, Carlo Ponti, Clara Petacci, János Kádár, Alfredo Stroessner, and Raoul Wallenberg. After him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Chuck Jones, Adolf Galland, Millvina Dean, Hanna Reitsch, and Gene Kelly. Among people deceased in 2001, Jorge Amado ranks 7Before him are Anthony Quinn, Tove Jansson, George Harrison, Josef Bican, Ahmad Shah Massoud, and Claude Shannon. After him are Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, Herbert A. Simon, Didi, Christiaan Barnard, and Sabiha Gökçen.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Jorge Amado ranks 13 out of 2,067Before him are Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Mário Zagallo (1931). After him are Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Sócrates (1954), Didi (1928), Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Paulo Freire (1921), and João Havelange (1916).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Jorge Amado ranks 2Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947). After him are Machado de Assis (1839), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), Chico Xavier (1910), Mário de Andrade (1893), Augusto Boal (1931), Carlos Marighella (1911), João Guimarães Rosa (1908), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902), and José de Alencar (1829).