Augusto Roa Bastos

1917 - 2005

Photo of Augusto Roa Bastos

Icon of person Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos (13 June 1917 – 26 April 2005) was a Paraguayan novelist and short story writer. As a teenager he fought in the Chaco War between Paraguay and Bolivia, and he later worked as a journalist, screenwriter and professor. He is best known for his complex novel Yo el Supremo (I the Supreme) and for winning the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1989, Spanish literature's most prestigious prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Augusto Roa Bastos has received more than 121,099 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Augusto Roa Bastos is the 1,734th most popular writer (down from 1,683rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Paraguay and the most popular Paraguayan Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 120k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

El trueno entre las hojas
Yo, el Supremo
El baldío
Hijo de hombre

Page views of Augusto Roa Bastos by language

Over the past year Augusto Roa Bastos has had the most page views in the with 96,758 views, followed by English (17,263), and Guarani (11,061). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (84.48%), Latin (80.92%), and Mirandese (77.27%)


Among writers, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 1,734 out of 7,302Before him are Sabino Arana, Alexander Grin, Håkan Nesser, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Arthur Machen, and Rifa'a al-Tahtawi. After him are Robert de Boron, Stanisław Wyspiański, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, William Carlos Williams, Joan Didion, and Konstantin Ushinsky.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1917, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 95Before him are Otto Kittel, Will Eisner, Zhang Chunqiao, Jean Rouch, Atle Selberg, and Harold Garfinkel. After him are Buddy Rich, Charlotte Salomon, Jânio Quadros, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Irving Penn, and Vasily Petrov. Among people deceased in 2005, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 77Before him are Ba Jin, Richard Pryor, Yao Wenyuan, Will Eisner, Zhang Chunqiao, and Vincent Schiavelli. After him are Cicely Saunders, Annette Stroyberg, Urie Bronfenbrenner, Álvaro Cunhal, Andre Gunder Frank, and Alberto Lattuada.

Others Born in 1917

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 2005

Go to all Rankings

In Paraguay

Among people born in Paraguay, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 8 out of 203Before him are Francisco Solano López (1827), José Luis Chilavert (1965), José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia (1766), Fernando Lugo (1951), Carlos Antonio López (1792), and Agustín Barrios (1885). After him are Arsenio Erico (1915), Andrés Rodríguez (1923), Horacio Cartes (1956), Eusebio Ayala (1875), José Félix Estigarribia (1888), and Julio César Romero (1960).

Among WRITERS In Paraguay

Among writers born in Paraguay, Augusto Roa Bastos ranks 1