Luís de Camões

1524 - 1580

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Luís Vaz de Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈiʒ ˈvaʒ dɨ kaˈmõj̃ʃ]; sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns, ; c. 1524 or 1525 – 10 June 1580) is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Milton, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luís de Camões has received more than 443,464 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Luís de Camões is the 305th most popular writer (down from 243rd in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 14th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Portuguese Writer.

Luís de Camões is most famous for his epic poem, The Lusiads.

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  • 81

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 6.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Luís de Camões ranks 305 out of 5,794Before him are Gao Xingjian, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Alberto Moravia, Gerhart Hauptmann, Carl Spitteler, and Appian. After him are Italo Calvino, J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, Alfonso X of Castile, Nâzım Hikmet, and Ezra Pound.

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Among people born in 1524, Luís de Camões ranks 2Before him is Selim II. After him are Pierre de Ronsard, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Joseph Nasi, Diego de Landa, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louise Labé, Philip de Montmorency, Count of Horn, François Hotman, Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Mecklenburg, and Thomas Erastus. Among people deceased in 1580, Luís de Camões ranks 2Before him is Andrea Palladio. After him are Anna of Austria, Queen of Spain, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Henry, King of Portugal, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Ruy López de Segura, Hieronymus Wolf, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Inés Suárez, and Alonso Mudarra.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Luís de Camões ranks 15 out of 479Before him are Fernando Pessoa (1888), António Guterres (1949), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), Afonso I of Portugal (1109), Pope Damasus I (305), and Pope John XXI (1215). After him are Isabella of Portugal (1503), John II of Portugal (1455), Afonso de Albuquerque (1453), John I of Portugal (1358), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), and Cristiano Ronaldo (1985).

Among WRITERS In Portugal

Among writers born in Portugal, Luís de Camões ranks 3Before him are José Saramago (1922) and Fernando Pessoa (1888). After him are Denis of Portugal (1261), José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845), Judah Leon Abravanel (1460), Gil Vicente (1465), João de Barros (1496), António Vieira (1608), Luís Fróis (1532), Tomé Pires (1468), and Almeida Garrett (1799).