WRITER

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 61,918 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Alfredo Zitarrosa is the 3,950th most popular writer (down from 3,624th in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular Uruguayan Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 3,950 out of 5,794Before him are Jenő Rejtő, Paul Louis Courier, Edwin Atherstone, René Depestre, Manuel Bandeira, and Chandrashekhara Kambara. After him are Agustina Bessa-Luís, Bernard Maris, Daniil Granin, Janko Kráľ, William Gaddis, and Łukasz Górnicki.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1936, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 291Before him are Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Clive Swift, Larry Cohen, James Jamerson, Susan Kohner, and Floyd Westerman. After him are Mike Spence, David Suzuki, Jurij Koch, Brian Hart, Julio Terrazas Sandoval, and Brian Blessed. Among people deceased in 1989, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 165Before him are Mary McCarthy, José Augusto Brandão, George Robledo, Tirumalai Krishnamacharya, Merab Kostava, and Roy Eldridge. After him are Sourou-Migan Apithy, Ján Cikker, John J. McCloy, Chico Landi, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and George Coulouris.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 102 out of 314Before him are Juan Arremón (1899), Luis Eduardo Pérez (1774), Jorge Fossati (1952), Sebastián Abreu (1976), Alberto Uria (1924), and Luis Lacalle Pou (1973). After him are Bernardo Berro (1803), Felisberto Hernández (1902), Pedro Arispe (1900), Edgardo Codesal (1951), Antonio María Barbieri (1892), and Tomás Villalba (1805).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Alfredo Zitarrosa ranks 11Before him are Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), José Enrique Rodó (1871), and Juana de Ibarbourou (1892). After him are Felisberto Hernández (1902), José Eustasio Rivera (1888), Cristina Peri Rossi (1941), Eduardo Acevedo Díaz (1851), Juan Zorrilla de San Martín (1855), and Claudio Williman (1861).