Antonio Tabucchi

1943 - 2012

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Antonio Tabucchi (Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo taˈbukki]; 24 September 1943 – 25 March 2012) was an Italian writer and academic who taught Portuguese language and literature at the University of Siena, Italy. Deeply in love with Portugal, he was an expert, critic and translator of the works of Fernando Pessoa from whom he drew the conceptions of saudade, of fiction and of the heteronyms. Tabucchi was first introduced to Pessoa's works in the 1960s when attending the Sorbonne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Tabucchi has received more than 147,486 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Antonio Tabucchi is the 759th most popular writer (up from 836th in 2019), the 925th most popular biography from Italy (up from 994th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Italian Writer.

Antonio Tabucchi is an Italian writer who is most famous for his novel "The Solitude of Prime Numbers".

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

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  • 2.89

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Notable Works

L Angelo Nero
Piazza d'Italia
Donna di Porto Pim e altre storie
Sostiene Pereira
La testa perduta di Damasceno Monteiro


Among writers, Antonio Tabucchi ranks 759 out of 7,302Before him are Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Ulrich von Hutten, Antonio Machado, Jean Anouilh, Nestor the Chronicler, and Epicharmus of Kos. After him are Klaus Ebner, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Robert Ludlum, Natalia Ginzburg, Thomas Harris, and Gregory Skovoroda.

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Among people born in 1943, Antonio Tabucchi ranks 61Before him are Peter Zumthor, Mohammed Badie, Betty Williams, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Jean-Claude Killy, and Ralph M. Steinman. After him are Masaru Emoto, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Esma Redžepova, Neale Donald Walsch, Arthur B. McDonald, and Mario Botta. Among people deceased in 2012, Antonio Tabucchi ranks 31Before him are Carlos Fuentes, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Sven Hassel, Jean Giraud, and John Demjanjuk. After him are Ravi Shankar, Sun Myung Moon, Larry Hagman, Kiro Gligorov, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Benzion Netanyahu.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonio Tabucchi ranks 925 out of 5,161Before him are Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Silas (1), Sejanus (-20), Sebastiano Serlio (1475), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), and Epicharmus of Kos (-524). After him are Quirinius (-45), Sandro Pertini (1896), Andrea Luchesi (1741), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Carla Bruni (1967), and Eleonora Gonzaga (1630).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Antonio Tabucchi ranks 64Before him are Francesca da Rimini (1259), Andrea Camilleri (1925), Veronica Franco (1546), Emilio Salgari (1862), Theognis of Megara (-570), and Epicharmus of Kos (-524). After him are Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Arrigo Boito (1842), Valerius Maximus (-100), Marie Mancini (1639), Cesare Pavese (1908), and Ibycus (-600).