writers Famous Authors from Portugal

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List of the most popular authors from Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. For centuries authors have been among the world's most important people, helping chronicle history and keep us entertained with one of the earliest forms of storytelling. Whether they're known for fiction, non-fiction, poetry or even technical writing, the famous Portuguese authors on this list have kept that tradition alive by writing renowned works that have been praised around the world. You can find useful information below about these notable Portuguese writers, such as when they were born and where their place of birth was.

Authors on this list include António Nobre and Fernando Pessoa.

This list answers the questions, "Which famous authors are from Portugal?" and "Who are the best Portuguese authors?"

For further information on these historic Portuguese authors, click on their names. If you're a bookworm then use this list of celebrated Portuguese authors to discover some new books that you will enjoy reading.

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Fernando Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Fernando Pessoa The Book of Disquiet, Páginas íntimas e de auto-interpretação, A Centenary Pessoa

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Afonso de Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Afonso de Albuquerque The Commentaries of the great Afonso D'Alboquerque^! second Viceroy of India

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José Carlos Ary dos Santos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Carlos Ary dos Santos

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Vimala Devi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Manoel de Oliveira Angélica (1954)

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Antonio Tabucchi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Antonio Tabucchi The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, Pereira Maintains, It's Getting Later All the Time

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José Saramago is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Saramago Blindness, The Stone Raft, The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis

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José Maria Eça de Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Maria Eça de Queiroz The City and the Mountains, La ilustre casa de Ramires, To the Capital

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Luís de Camões is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Luís de Camões Os Lusíadas, Luis' de Camoens sämmtliche gedichte, Obras de Luis de Camões ..

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António Lobo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
António Lobo Antunes South of nowhere, Act of the damned, Conhecimento do inferno

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Joe Raposo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Joe Raposo Sing Sing A Song Storybooks, The Sesame Street Song Book, Imagination song

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Miguel Torga is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Miguel Torga A criação do mundo, Libertação, Traço de união

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Jorge De Sena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Jorge De Sena Visão perpétua, Francisco de la Torre e D. João de Almeida, Sobre cinema

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Manuel Brito Camacho is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Manuel Brito Camacho A Linda Émilia, Gente Vária, Gente Rústica

The Top Beers from Portugal

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Agustina Bessa-Luís is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Agustina Bessa-Luís As Terras Do Risco, A Muralha, Embaixada a Calígula

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Benjamin N. Cardozo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Benjamin N. Cardozo The Nature of the Judicial Process, What medicine can do for law, John G. Milburn

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Fernando Goncalves Namora is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Fernando Goncalves Namora A Noite e a Mudrugada, Minas de San Francisco, Domingo à Tarde

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Francisco Santos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Menasseh Ben Israel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Menasseh Ben Israel The hope of Israel

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Almeida Garrett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Almeida Garrett Frei Luis De Sousa, Camoëns, Viagens na Minha Terra

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Camilo Castelo Branco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Camilo Castelo Branco Amor de Perdição, Mistérios de Lisboa, Maria Moisés e outras novelas

The Best Novels About World War 2

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Júlio Dantas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Júlio Dantas Ceia dos Cardeais, A Severa

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José Régio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Régio Poemas de Deus e do Diabo, As Encruziladas de Deus, Fado

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Paula Rego is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Paula Rego Celestina's house

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Marcelo Caetano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Marcelo Caetano Colonizing traditions^! principles and methods of the Portuguese, Revision of the Portuguese constitution, O 25 de Abril e o Ultramar

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Jorge de Montemor is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Jorge de Montemor The Diana

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Antonio Damasio is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Antonio Damasio Descartes' Error, Sentir Lo Que Sucede, The Feeling of What Happens

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Branquinho da Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Branquinho da Fonseca Caminhos Magnéticos, Porta de Minerva, Bandeira Preta

The Best Tennis Players from Portugal

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Gil Vicente is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Gil Vicente The boat plays, Four plays of Gil Vicente, Three discovery plays

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José Luandino Vieira is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
José Luandino Vieira Luuanda, The loves of João Vêncio, The real life of Domingos Xavier

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Jacob de Castro Sarmento is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Jacob de Castro Sarmento Matéria médica. Físico-histórico-mecânica, Teórica verdadeira das marés^! conforme à filosofia do incomparável cavalheiro Isaac Newton, Apêndice ao que se acha escrito na Matéria Médica (...) sobre a natureza^! contentos^! efeitos^! e uso práctico^! em forma de bebida^! e banhos^! das Águas das Caldas da Rainha

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Tomás António Gonzaga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Tomás António Gonzaga Marília de Dirceu, Cartas Chilenas

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Vasco da Gama is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Vasco da Gama Vasco da Gama

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Júlio Dinis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Júlio Dinis As Pupilas do Senhor Reitor, A Morgadinha dos Canaviais, Uma Família Inglesa

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José Afonso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Alexandre Herculano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Alexandre Herculano O Bobo, O Alcaide de Santarém, Portugaliae Monumenta Historica

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Álvaro Siza Vieira is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Antero de Quental is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Antero de Quental Sonnets and poems of Anthero de Quental, Odes Modernas

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Vergílio Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Vergílio Ferreira Contos, Aparição

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Vitorino Nemésio is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Vitorino Nemésio Mau Tempo no Canal, Quatro Prisões^! Debaixo de Armas e outras historias

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Lídia Jorge is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Lídia Jorge The Migrant Painter of Birds

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Francisco Manuel de Mello is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Francisco Manuel de Mello Auto do Fidalgo Aprendiz, Carta de Guia de Casados, Apólogos Dialogais

The Best George Orwell Quotes

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José Maria Ferreira de Castro is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Aníbal Cavaco Silva Economic effects of public debt

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Ramalho Ortigão is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Ramalho Ortigão Farpas Escolhidas

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António de Oliveira Salazar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
António de Oliveira Salazar The policy in Africa and its errors, The road for the future, The defence of Angola and the defence of Europe

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Alexandre O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Alice Vieira is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Alice Vieira Este Rei que Eu Escolhi, Rosa^! Minha Irmã Rosa, A Espada do Rei Afonso

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José de Almada Negreiros is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal

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Fernão Lopes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Authors from Portugal
Fernão Lopes The English in Portugal^! 1367-87, Textos Escolhidos