Luís de Camões

1524 - 1580

Luís de Camões

Luís Vaz de Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈiʒ ˈvaʒ dɨ kaˈmõjʃ]; sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns, e.g. by Byron in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, ; c. 1524 or 1525 – 20 June [O.S. 10 June] 1580) is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luís de Camões has received more than 311,095 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 245th most popular writer.

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  • 310k

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  • 70.46

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 78

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Luís de Camões ranks 243 out of 4,883Before him are Henri Charrière, Henry Miller, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Martial, Prosper Mérimée, and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. After him are Henryk Sienkiewicz, Jaroslav Hašek, Ezra Pound, Johanna Spyri, Anna Akhmatova, and Nelly Sachs.

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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, Diego de Landa, Martin Guerre, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louise Labé, Joseph Nasi, 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, Henry, King of Portugal, Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy, Lala Mustafa Pasha, Ruy López de Segura, Hieronymus Wolf, Taqi ad-Din Muhammad ibn Ma'ruf, Alonso Mudarra, Inés Suárez, and Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Luís de Camões ranks 14 out of 370Before him are Pedro Álvares Cabral (1467), Fernando Pessoa (1888), Manuel I of Portugal (1469), António Guterres (1949), Afonso I of Portugal (1109), and Pope Damasus I (305). After him are Pedro I of Brazil (1798), Pope John XXI (1215), John II of Portugal (1455), Sebastian of Portugal (1554), John I of Portugal (1358), and José Mourinho (1963).

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), Judah Leon Abravanel (1460), José Maria de Eça de Queirós (1845), Gil Vicente (1465), João de Barros (1496), Almeida Garrett (1799), Tomé Pires (1468), António Vieira (1608), and Camilo Castelo Branco (1825).