Alfredo Zitarrosa

1936 - 1989

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Alfredo Zitarrosa (March 10, 1936 – January 17, 1989) was a Uruguayan singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. He specialized in Uruguayan and Argentinean folk genres such as zamba and milonga, and he became a chief figure in the nueva canción movement in his country. A staunch supporter of Communist ideals, he lived in exile between 1976 and 1984. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfredo Zitarrosa has received more than 77,507 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfredo Zitarrosa is the 4,704th most popular writer (down from 4,444th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 117th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Uruguayan Writer.

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Notable Works

Adagio en mi país y otras canciones
Melodia Larga
Por si el recuerdo
Fábulas materialistas


Among writers, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 4,704 out of 7,302Before him are Knud Knudsen, Patrik Ouředník, Jonathan Carroll, Bo Goldman, John Mawe, and Helene Hanff. After him are Emma Andijewska, Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Ahmet Mithat, Juan José Millás, Eduardo Pondal, and I. A. L. Diamond.

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Among people born in 1936, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 357Before him are Anton Allemann, Hans van den Broek, David Suzuki, Abdelhamid Brahimi, Revaz Gabriadze, and Néstor Gonçalves. After him are Gerald Guralnik, Michał Heller, Vladimir Maslachenko, James Jamerson, Med Hondo, and Larry Cohen. Among people deceased in 1989, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 199Before him are Ján Cikker, Yasuji Miyazaki, Yannis Tsarouchis, Manlio Di Rosa, Süreyya Ağaoğlu, and Mary McCarthy. After him are José Augusto Brandão, Asbjørn Ruud, Gilda Radner, Rostislav Plyatt, Manuel Rosas, and George Robledo.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 144 out of 444Before him are Ondino Viera (1901), Alberto Uria (1924), Ettore Puricelli (1916), Luis Cruz (1925), Atilio Ancheta (1948), and Néstor Gonçalves (1936). After him are Diego Alonso (1975), Luis Eduardo Pérez (1774), Rodolfo Rodríguez (1956), Sergio Markarián (1944), Washington Ortuño (1928), and Gus Poyet (1967).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 14Before him are Delmira Agustini (1886), Cristina Peri Rossi (1941), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Ida Vitale (1923), José Enrique Rodó (1871), and Felisberto Hernández (1902). After him are Idea Vilariño (1920), Eduardo Acevedo Díaz (1851), Francisco Acuña de Figueroa (1790), Claudio Williman (1861), Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (1855), and Carmen Posadas (1953).