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Today in Latin American History

Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho was Born in 1947

Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho was Born in 1947

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Today in Latin American history, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho who wrote “The Alchemist” was born in 1947.

Coelho has published 30 books. Three of them – “The Pilgrimage,” “The Valkyries” and “Aleph” – are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are fictional, although rooted in his life experiences.

Coelho has sold more than 150 million books in over 150 countries worldwide, and his works have been translated into 71 languages.

He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France’s Légion d’honneur

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