Aquilino Ribeiro

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Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Sernancelhe, Portugal
Death Date
May 27, 1963 (77)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Sernancelhe, Portugal
Death Date
May 27, 1963 (77)

About

Portuguese novelist of the Twentieth Century who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1960. His nearly eighty novels include Terras do Demo, Estrada de Santiago, and A Grande Casa de Romarigaes.

Before Fame

He entered exile in Paris as a result of his opposition to the Portuguese monarchy. He returned to his native Portugal at the conclusion of the 1910 Republican Revolution.

Trivia

He opposed the Estado Novo regime. The government, in turn, tried to censor and ban some of his books.

Family Life

The son of a priest, he grew up with three siblings. Each of his marriages -- to Grete Tiedemann and Jeronima Dantas Machado -- produced a son.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as author Jose Saramago.