Paulo Coelho

1947 - Today

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Paulo Coelho de Souza (, Portuguese: [ˈpawlu kuˈeʎu]; born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulo Coelho has received more than 3,729,309 page views. His biography is available in 93 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Paulo Coelho is the 106th most popular writer (up from 107th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Brazil (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Writer.

Paulo Coelho is most famous for his book The Alchemist, which was published in 1988. The book is about a shepherd boy named Santiago who goes on a quest to find a treasure in the pyramids of Egypt.

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  • 93

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  • 13.72

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  • 3.37

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Among writers, Paulo Coelho ranks 106 out of 5,794Before him are Erich Maria Remarque, Selma Lagerlöf, André Gide, Ivan Turgenev, Miyamoto Musashi, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are Paul Verlaine, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Václav Havel, George Sand, François Villon, and Nicolas Flamel.

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Among people born in 1947, Paulo Coelho ranks 5Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Johan Cruyff, and Stephen King. After him are David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, Dilma Rousseff, James Hunt, and O. J. Simpson.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Paulo Coelho ranks 3 out of 1,947Before him are Pelé (1940) and Garrincha (1933). After him are Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Michel Temer (1940), Didi (1928), and Pedro II of Brazil (1825).

Among WRITERS In Brazil

Among writers born in Brazil, Paulo Coelho ranks 1After him are Jorge Amado (1912), Machado de Assis (1839), 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).

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