Mariana Alcoforado

1640 - 1723

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Sóror Mariana Alcoforado (Santa Maria da Feira, Beja, 22 April 1640 – Beja, 28 July 1723) was a Portuguese nun living in the convent of the Poor Clares (Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Convent of Our Lady of the Conception) in Beja, Portugal. Debate continues as to whether Mariana was the real Portuguese author of the Letters of a Portuguese Nun (comprising five letters). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mariana Alcoforado has received more than 33,145 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Mariana Alcoforado is the 2,248th most popular writer, the 171st most popular biography from Portugal and the 13th most popular Portuguese Writer.

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Among writers, Mariana Alcoforado ranks 2,248 out of 5,794Before her are Antigonus of Carystus, Almeida Garrett, Vilhelm Moberg, Posidippus, Margit Kaffka, and Heinrich Hoffmann. After her are Andrey Kurbsky, Sholem Asch, Apollonius Dyscolus, Jeppe Aakjær, Elena Poniatowska, and Larry Niven.

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Among people born in 1640, Mariana Alcoforado ranks 14Before her are Aphra Behn, Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe, Gaspar Sanz, Abraham Mignon, Antoine Coysevox, and Philippe de La Hire. After her are Georg Mohr, Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, Gerard de Lairesse, Jacques Ozanam, Willem de Vlamingh, and Elisabeth Dorothea of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1723, Mariana Alcoforado ranks 12Before her are Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Praskovia Saltykova, Godfrey Kneller, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Zanabazar, and Guillaume Dubois. After her are Joseph Clemens of Bavaria, Antonio Maria Valsalva, Anne Henriette of Bavaria, and Jan Santini Aichel.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Mariana Alcoforado ranks 171 out of 479Before her are José Mendes Cabeçadas (1883), António de Abreu (1480), Luís Fróis (1532), Tomé Pires (1468), John, Constable of Portugal (1400), and Almeida Garrett (1799). After her are Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders (1157), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Sidónio Pais (1872), Mário de Araújo Cabral (1934), Infanta Maria of Guimarães (1538), and Camilo Castelo Branco (1825).

Among WRITERS In Portugal

Among writers born in Portugal, Mariana Alcoforado ranks 13Before her are Gil Vicente (1465), João de Barros (1496), António Vieira (1608), Luís Fróis (1532), Tomé Pires (1468), and Almeida Garrett (1799). After her are Camilo Castelo Branco (1825), Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (1919), Menasseh Ben Israel (1604), Duarte Barbosa (1480), Miguel Torga (1907), and Francisco de Sá de Miranda (1491).