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Eça de Queirós

Eça de Queirós (1845-1900) was a Portuguese writer. "O Crime do Padre Amaro" was his first major work, an initial milestone of the Realist style in Portugal. The Maias, his masterpiece, is considered by many to be one of the best Portuguese novels of the 19th century. He was the only Portuguese novelist to achieved international fame at that time.

Date of Birth: November 25, 1845