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List of famous writers from Portugal, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Portugal is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Portuguese writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Portugal and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list has a variety of writers, like José Valle de Figueiredo and Eugénio de Castro, in it.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Portuguese writers?" and "Which writers are from Portugal?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Portugal in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Portugal, but they're all of Portugal descent.

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Afonso de Albuquerque is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Afonso de Albuquerque Died at 62 (1453-1515)

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José Saramago is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
José Saramago Died at 88 (1922-2010)

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Miguel Torga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Miguel Torga Died at 88 (1907-1995)

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Manoel de Oliveira is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Fernando Pessoa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Fernando Pessoa Died at 47 (1888-1935)

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Antonio Tabucchi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Antonio Tabucchi Died at 69 (1943-2012)

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José Maria Eça de Queiroz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
José Maria Eça de Queiroz Died at 55 (1845-1900)

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Joe Raposo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Joe Raposo Died at 52 (1937-1989)

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Ruy Guerra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Ruy Guerra age 86

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Luís de Camões is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Luís de Camões Died at 56 (1524-1580)

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António Lobo Antunes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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João Pedro Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Pedro Costa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Pedro Costa age 58

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Joaquim Pinto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Joaquim Pinto age 60

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Edgar Pêra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Edgar Pêra age 57

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João Salaviza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Teresa Villaverde is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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

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João Botelho is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
João Botelho age 68

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Paula Rego is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Paula Rego age 82

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Jorge De Sena is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Jorge De Sena Died at 59 (1919-1978)

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Menasseh Ben Israel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Menasseh Ben Israel Died at 53 (1604-1657)

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Antonio Damasio is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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José Leitão de Barros is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
José Leitão de Barros Died at 71 (1896-1967)

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João Rui Guerra da Mata is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Marco Martins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Marco Martins age 45

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Agustina Bessa-Luís is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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João Canijo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
João Canijo age 60

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João César Monteiro is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
João César Monteiro Died at 64 (1939-2003)

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Camilo Castelo Branco is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Camilo Castelo Branco Died at 65 (1825-1890)

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António Lopes Ribeiro is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
António Lopes Ribeiro Died at 87 (1908-1995)

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Álvaro Cunhal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Álvaro Cunhal Died at 92 (1913-2005)

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Júlio Dantas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Júlio Dantas Died at 86 (1876-1962)

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Manuel Mozos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Manuel Mozos age 58

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Marcelo Caetano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Marcelo Caetano Died at 74 (1906-1980)

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José Luandino Vieira is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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José Régio is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
José Régio Died at 68 (1901-1969)

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Gonçalo Tocha is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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João Nicolau is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
João Nicolau age 42

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Fernando Vendrell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Benjamin N. Cardozo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Benjamin N. Cardozo Died at 68 (1870-1938)

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António Rodrigues is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Branquinho da Fonseca is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal

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Lauro António is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Lauro António age 75

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António de Oliveira Salazar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
António de Oliveira Salazar Died at 81 (1889-1970)

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Jorge de Montemor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Jorge de Montemor Died at 41 (1520-1561)

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Ivo Ferreira is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Ivo Ferreira age 42

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Jacob de Castro Sarmento is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Jacob de Castro Sarmento Died at 70 (1692-1762)

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Almeida Garrett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal
Almeida Garrett Died at 55 (1799-1854)

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Álvaro Siza Vieira is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Portugal