Camilo Castelo Branco

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Birthday
16, 1825
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jun 1, 1890 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1825
Birthplace
Portugal
Death Date
Jun 1, 1890 (65)

About

Prolific Portuguese writer whose more than 260 works combine Romanticism with sarcasm and dark humor. His notable works include Os Misterios de Lisboa, Noites de Lamego, and O Romance de um Homem Rico.

Before Fame

He studied theology and medicine before deciding to become a writer.

Trivia

His autobiographical work, Memorias do Carcere, recounts his time spent in prison.

Family Life

He was orphaned as a young child. Later in his life, he was twice arrested: once for digging up the remains of his dead wife, and once for having an extramarital affair.

Associated With

He and Nathaniel Hawthorne can both be classified as dark romantic writers.