Olavo de Carvalho

1947 - 2022

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Olavo Luiz Pimentel de Carvalho (29 April 1947 – 24 January 2022) was a Brazilian polemicist, self-proclaimed philosopher, political pundit, former astrologer, journalist, and far-right conspiracy theorist. From 2005 until his death, he lived near Richmond, Virginia, in the United States.While publishing about politics, literature and philosophy since the 1980s, he made himself known to wider Brazilian audiences from the 1990s onwards, mainly writing columns for some of Brazil's major media outlets, such as the newspaper O Globo. In the 2000s, he began to use personal blogs and social media to convey his conservative and anti-communist ideas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Olavo de Carvalho has received more than 460,707 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Olavo de Carvalho is the 681st most popular philosopher, the 142nd most popular biography from Brazil and the 2nd most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Olavo de Carvalho ranks 681 out of 1,081Before him are Francesco Algarotti, Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Paley, Pyotr Lavrov, and Jerry Fodor. After him are Edvard Westermarck, P. F. Strawson, Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Numenius of Apamea, Eugenio Coșeriu, and Kitaro Nishida.

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Among people born in 1947, Olavo de Carvalho ranks 149Before him are Włodzimierz Lubański, Jaume Cabré, Nevio Scala, Ben Cross, Mia Martini, and Tadahiko Ueda. After him are Martin Chalfie, Gerhard Ludwig Müller, John Adams, Helena Vondráčková, David Helfgott, and Philippe Herreweghe. Among people deceased in 2022, Olavo de Carvalho ranks 41Before him are Ronnie Hellström, Fatma Girik, Máté Fenyvesi, George Crumb, Gaspard Ulliel, and Ian McDonald. After him are Eduard Kukan, Ronnie Spector, Douglas Trumbull, Sally Kellerman, Dan Graham, and Carmen Herrera.

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Among people born in Brazil, Olavo de Carvalho ranks 142 out of 2,067Before him are Pierre Clostermann (1921), Oscar (1954), Thiago Silva (1984), Princess Leopoldina of Brazil (1847), Maria Bueno (1939), and Eurico Gaspar Dutra (1883). After him are Zé Roberto (1974), Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811), Milton Nascimento (1942), Domingos da Guia (1912), Gal Costa (1945), and David Luiz (1987).


Among philosophers born in Brazil, Olavo de Carvalho ranks 2Before him are Paulo Freire (1921). After him are Cláudio Hummes (1934) and Vicente Ferreira da Silva (1916).

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