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Eca de Queiroz, Jose Maria (also Jose Maria Eca de Queiros)

Born: 1845 AD
Died: 1900 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Novelists


1845 - Born on the 25th of November in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal.

1861 - He went to Coimbra,Portugal to study law at the University of Coimbra.

1869 - He travelled to Egypt and watched the opening of the Suez Canal.

1874 - He worked at Havana stationed at 53 Grey Street.

1875 - He wrote his first realist novel "The Sin of Father Amaro".

1876 - He published the second version of O Crime de Padre Amaro and another celebrated novel.

1888 - His masterpiece Maias ("The Maias") was published.

       - He became Portuguese consul-general in Paris, France

1900 - He died on the 16th of August because of tuberculosis.


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