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Overview (3)

Born in Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil
Died in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil  (heart and lung failure)
Nickname The Brazilian Balzac

Mini Bio (1)

Jorge Amado was born on August 10, 1912 in Itabuna, Bahia, Brazil. He was a writer, known for Gabriela (1975), The Sandpit Generals (1971) and Tieta (1989). He was married to Zélia Gattai and Matilde Garcia Rosa. He died on August 6, 2001 in Salvador, Bahia.

Spouse (2)

Zélia Gattai (1950 - 6 August 2001) ( his death) ( 2 children)
Matilde Garcia Rosa (1933 - 1941) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

One of the most famous Brazilian writers. His books are translated all over the world, especially "Gabriela Cravo e Canela" ("Gabriela Clove and Cinamon") and "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos" ("Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands").
Member of Academia Brasileira de Letras since April 6 1961.
Father of João Jorge Amado (born in Rio de Janeiro, in 1947) and Paloma Amado Costa (born in Praga, Czechoslovakia, in 1951), during his exile.
Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1985
Daughter with Matilde: Eulália Dalila Amado (born in 1935).
Parents: João Amado de Farias and Eulália Leal.
Brother of Jofre (b.1915), Joelson (b.1920) and James (b.1922).
Grandfather of Bruno, born in 1971, Maria João, born in 1973, João Jorge Filho, born in 1980, Jorge Amado Neto, born in 1983 (João's kids) and Mariana, born in 1972, and Cecília Amado, born in 1976 (Paloma's daughters).
Mentioned in the song "Haiti" by Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil.

Personal Quotes (1)

Many things I might not write today because I no longer believe them, but I wouldn't change them since I believed them at the time.

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