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Paulo Coelho

1947 - Today

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Paulo Coelho de Souza ( KWEL-yoo, koo-EL-yoo, -⁠yoh, Portuguese: [ˈpawlu kuˈeʎu]; born 24 August 1947) is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist and a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters since 2002. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paulo Coelho has received more than 4,691,034 page views. His biography is available in 96 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Paulo Coelho is the 80th most popular writer (up from 106th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 3rd 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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  • 77.99

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  • 96

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 14.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Paulo Coelho ranks 80 out of 5,755Before him are Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, Pablo Neruda, Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Frost, and Toni Morrison. After him are Nikolai Gogol, Stephen King, Jonathan Swift, Miyamoto Musashi, Milan Kundera, and Heinrich Heine.

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Among people born in 1947, Paulo Coelho ranks 4Before him are Hillary Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Johan Cruyff. After him are Stephen King, David Bowie, Elton John, Brian May, Brian Johnson, James Hunt, Florentino Pérez, and Dilma Rousseff.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Paulo Coelho ranks 2 out of 2,067Before him are Pelé (1940). After him are Garrincha (1933), Oscar Niemeyer (1907), Ayrton Senna (1960), Jair Bolsonaro (1955), Dilma Rousseff (1947), Zico (1953), Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (1945), Pedro II of Brazil (1825), Rivellino (1946), and Mário Zagallo (1931).

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), José Mauro de Vasconcelos (1920), Chico Xavier (1910), Mário de Andrade (1893), Augusto Boal (1931), Carlos Marighella (1911), João Guimarães Rosa (1908), Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902), and José de Alencar (1829).

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