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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 Pessoa1

    Fernando Pessoa

    The Book of Disquiet, Páginas íntimas e de auto-interpretação

    BirthplaceLisbon District, Portugal

    Birthdate1888

    NationalityPortugal

    Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (Portuguese: [fɨɾˈnɐ̃du pɨˈsoɐ]; 13 June 1888 – 30 November...  more

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  • Afonso de Albuquerque2

    Afonso de Albuquerque

    The Commentaries of the great Afonso D'Alboquerque, second Viceroy of India

    BirthplaceVila Franca de Xira, Portugal

    Birthdate1453-01-01

    NationalityKingdom of Portugal, Portugal

    Afonso de Albuquerque, Duke of Goa (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐˈfõsu ði aɫβuˈkɛɾk(ɨ)]; c....  more
  • 3

    José Carlos Ary dos Santos

    José Carlos Ary dos Santos, GCIH or just Ary dos Santos was one of the most relevant names of...  more
  • 4
    Vimala Devi is the pseudonym of Teresa da Piedade de Baptista Almeida (born 1932), a Goan...  more
  • 5

    Manoel de Oliveira

    Angélica (1954)

    BirthplacePorto, Portugal

    Birthdate1908-12-11

    NationalityPortugal

    Manoel Cândido Pinto de Oliveira GCSE, GCIH (Portuguese: [mɐnuˈɛɫ doliˈvɐjɾɐ]; 11 December...  more
  • Antonio Tabucchi6

    Antonio Tabucchi

    The Missing Head of Damasceno Monteiro, Pereira Maintains

    BirthplaceEurope, Province of Pisa, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe

    Birthdate1943

    NationalityItaly, Portugal

    Antonio Tabucchi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo taˈbukki]; 24 September 1943 – 25 March 2012) was an...  more
  • José Saramago7

    José Saramago

    Blindness, The Stone Raft

    BirthplaceAzinhaga, Portugal

    Birthdate1922-11-16

    NationalityPortugal

    José de Sousa Saramago, GColSE (Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛ ðɨ ˈsozɐ sɐɾɐˈmaɣu]; 16 November 1922 – 18...  more
  • José Maria Eça de Queiroz8

    José Maria Eça de Queiroz

    The City and the Mountains, La ilustre casa de Ramires

    BirthplacePraça do Almada

    Birthdate1845-11-25

    NationalityPortugal

    José Maria de Eça de Queiroz (European Portuguese: [ʒuˈzɛ mɐˈɾiɐ dɨ ˈɛsɐ dɨ kejˈɾɔʃ]; 25...  more
  • Luís de Camões9

    Luís de Camões

    Os Lusíadas, Luis' de Camoens sämmtliche gedichte

    BirthplaceCoimbra, Portugal

    Birthdate1524-01-01

    NationalityPortugal

    Luís Vaz de Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈiʒ ˈvaʒ dɨ kaˈmõjʃ]; sometimes rendered in...  more
  • António Lobo Antunes10

    António Lobo Antunes

    South of nowhere, Act of the damned

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Birthdate1942-09-01

    NationalityPortugal

    António Lobo Antunes, GCSE, MD (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐ̃ˈtɔniu ˈloβu ɐ̃ˈtunɨʃ]; born 1...  more
  • Joe Raposo11

    Joe Raposo

    Sing Sing A Song Storybooks, The Sesame Street Song Book

    BirthplaceBristol County, Fall River, North America, United States of America, United States

    Birthdate1937

    NationalityPortugal, United States of America

    Joseph Guilherme Raposo, OIH (February 8, 1937 – February 5, 1989) was an American composer,...  more
  • Miguel Torga12

    Miguel Torga

    A criação do mundo, Libertação

    BirthplacePortugal

    Birthdate1907-08-12

    NationalityPortugal

    Miguel Torga, pseudonym of Adolfo Correia da Rocha (São Martinho de Anta, Sabrosa, Vila Real...  more
  • 13

    Jorge De Sena

    Visão perpétua, Francisco de la Torre e D. João de Almeida

    BirthplaceEurope, Lisbon District, Grande Lisboa, Portugal, Southern Europe

    Birthdate1919

    NationalityPortugal

    Jorge de Sena was a Portuguese poet, critic, essayist, novelist, dramatist, translator and...  more
  • Manuel Brito Camacho14

    Manuel Brito Camacho

    A Linda Émilia, Gente Vária

    BirthplaceBaixo Alentejo, Portugal, Aljustrel Municipality

    Birthdate1862

    NationalityPortugal

    Manuel de Brito Camacho a Portuguese military officer, writer, publicist and politician, who...  more
  • Agustina Bessa-Luís15

    Agustina Bessa-Luís

    As Terras Do Risco, A Muralha

    BirthplaceVila Meã

    Birthdate1922

    NationalityPortugal

    Agustina Bessa-Luís, GOSE (Portuguese: [ɐɣuʃˈtinɐ ˈbɛsɐ luˈiʃ]; 15 October 1922 – 3 June 2019)...  more
  • Benjamin N. Cardozo16

    Benjamin N. Cardozo

    The Nature of the Judicial Process, What medicine can do for law

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Birthdate1870-05-24

    NationalityPortugal, United States of America

    Benjamin Nathan Cardozo (May 24, 1870 – July 9, 1938) was an American lawyer and jurist who...  more
  • 17

    Fernando Goncalves Namora

    A Noite e a Mudrugada, Minas de San Francisco

    BirthplacePortugal, Baixo Mondego, Condeixa-a-Nova Municipality

    Birthdate1919

    NationalityPortugal

    Fernando Namora (15 April 1919 – 31 January 1989), with the full name Fernando Gonçalves...  more
  • Francisco Santos18
    Francisco Santos may refer to: Francisco Dos Santos (born 1974), Brazilian...  more
  • Menasseh Ben Israel19

    Menasseh Ben Israel

    The hope of Israel

    BirthplaceMadeira, Portugal

    Birthdate1604-01-01

    NationalityNetherlands, Portugal

    Manoel Dias Soeiro (1604 – November 20, 1657), better known by his Hebrew name Menasseh ben...  more
  • Almeida Garrett20

    Almeida Garrett

    Frei Luis De Sousa, Camoëns

    BirthplacePorto, Portugal

    Birthdate1799-02-04

    NationalityPortugal

    João Baptista da Silva Leitão de Almeida Garrett, 1st Viscount of Almeida Garrett (Portuguese...  more
  • Camilo Castelo Branco21

    Camilo Castelo Branco

    Amor de Perdição, Mistérios de Lisboa

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Birthdate1825-03-16

    NationalityPortugal

    Camilo Castelo Branco,1st Viscount of Correia Botelho (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐˈmilu...  more
  • Júlio Dantas22

    Júlio Dantas

    Ceia dos Cardeais, A Severa

    BirthplaceLagos, Portugal

    Birthdate1876-05-19

    NationalityPortugal

    Júlio Dantas, GCC (1876 in Lagos – 1962 in Lisboa) was a Portuguese doctor, poet, journalist,...  more
  • José Régio23

    José Régio

    Poemas de Deus e do Diabo, As Encruziladas de Deus

    BirthplaceVila do Conde, Portugal

    Birthdate1901-09-17

    NationalityPortugal

    José Maria dos Reis Pereira, better known by the pen name José Regio (17 September 1901, Vila...  more
  • Paula Rego24

    Paula Rego

    Celestina's house

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Birthdate1935-01-26

    NationalityPortugal, United Kingdom

    Dame Maria Paula Figueiroa Rego (born 26 January 1935) is a Portuguese-born visual artist who...  more
  • Marcelo Caetano25

    Marcelo Caetano

    Colonizing traditions, principles and methods of the Portuguese

    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Birthdate1906-08-17

    NationalityPortugal

    Marcello José das Neves Alves Caetano (Portuguese pronunciation: [mɐɾˈsɛlu kɐiˈtɐnu], GCTE,...  more