Machado de Assis

1839 - 1908

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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (Portuguese: [ʒwɐˈkĩ mɐˈɾi.ɐ mɐˈʃadu dʒi ɐˈsis, -ˈsiʃ-]), often known by his surnames as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho (21 June 1839 – 29 September 1908), was a pioneer Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright and short story writer, widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature. Nevertheless, Assis did not achieve widespread popularity outside Brazil during his lifetime. In 1897 he founded and became the first President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Machado de Assis has received more than 418,451 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Machado de Assis is the 842nd most popular writer (up from 867th in 2019), the 49th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 55th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Brazilian Writer.

Machado de Assis is most famous for his novel, "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas."

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  • 45

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  • 4.76

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Among writers, Machado de Assis ranks 842 out of 5,794Before him are Juliette Récamier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Solomon Northup, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Theognis of Megara, and Patrick White. After him are Joannes Zonaras, Salvatore Quasimodo, Sidonius Apollinaris, André Bazin, Aelius Donatus, and James Jones.

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Among people born in 1839, Machado de Assis ranks 12Before him are Charles Sanders Peirce, George Armstrong Custer, Carol I of Romania, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Josephine Cochrane, and Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria. After him are Nikolay Przhevalsky, Emil Škoda, Princess Cecilie of Baden, Théodule-Armand Ribot, Yoshitoshi, and Nikolay Bobrikov. Among people deceased in 1908, Machado de Assis ranks 13Before him are Randal Cremer, Edmondo De Amicis, Carlos I of Portugal, Demetrius Vikelas, Butch Cassidy, and Joseph Maria Olbrich. After him are Luís Filipe, Prince Royal of Portugal, Pat Garrett, Wilhelm Busch, Victorien Sardou, Ferdinand IV, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Mikhail Chigorin.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Machado de Assis ranks 49 out of 1,947Before him are Zito (1932), Juscelino Kubitschek (1902), Gylmar dos Santos Neves (1930), Hebe Camargo (1929), Bebeto (1964), and Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931). After him are José Altafini (1938), Roberto Carlos (1941), Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Ademir de Menezes (1922), Nise da Silveira (1905), and Hélder Câmara (1909).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Machado de Assis ranks 3Before him are Paulo Coelho (1947) and Jorge Amado (1912). After him are 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).