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 275,296 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Jorge Amado is the 373rd most popular writer (up from 400th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 15th in 2019) 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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  • 63

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  • 3.78

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Among writers, Jorge Amado ranks 373 out of 5,794Before him are Mikhail Sholokhov, John Galsworthy, Heinrich Mann, Joseph Roth, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa. After him are Auguste Escoffier, Paul Auster, Richard Bach, Hector Malot, Jami, and Henning Mankell.

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Among people born in 1912, Jorge Amado ranks 15Before him are Michelangelo Antonioni, John Cage, Otto von Habsburg, Heinrich Harrer, Clara Petacci, and Raoul Wallenberg. After him are Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Carlo Ponti, Alfredo Stroessner, Chuck Jones, János Kádár, and Sonja Henie. Among people deceased in 2001, Jorge Amado ranks 5Before him are Anthony Quinn, George Harrison, Tove Jansson, and Didi. After him are Claude Shannon, Josef Bican, Herbert A. Simon, Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Jack Lemmon, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Jorge Amado ranks 13 out of 1,947Before him are Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825). After him are Mário Zagallo (1931), Sócrates (1954), Ronaldo (1976), Vavá (1934), Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), and Rivellino (1946).

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), Mário de Andrade (1893), Rubem Fonseca (1925), Chico Xavier (1910), Augusto Boal (1931), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), João Guimarães Rosa (1908), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902), and Carlos Marighella (1911).