Carlos Castaneda

1925 - 1998

Carlos Castaneda

Carlos Castaneda (December 25, 1925–April 27, 1998) was an American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs. The books, narrated in the first person, relate his experiences under the tutelage of a man that Castaneda claimed was a Yaqui "Man of Knowledge" named don Juan Matus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Castaneda has received more than 1,420,838 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 296th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Carlos Castaneda ranks 294 out of 4,883Before him are Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Marguerite Duras, Beatrix Potter, Michael Ende, Italo Calvino, and Roger Martin du Gard. After him are Mikhail Lermontov, J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, J. M. G. Le Clézio, Wilhelm Grimm, and Al-Masudi.

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Among people born in 1925, Carlos Castaneda ranks 17Before him are Robert F. Kennedy, Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, Tony Curtis, and Lee Van Cleef. After him are Mikis Theodorakis, Audie Murphy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Giorgio Napolitano, Rock Hudson, and Douglas Engelbart. Among people deceased in 1998, Carlos Castaneda ranks 6Before him are Pol Pot, Akira Kurosawa, Frank Sinatra, Halldór Laxness, and Jean Marais. After him are Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Niklas Luhmann, Octavio Paz, and Vladimir Prelog.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Carlos Castaneda ranks 3 out of 124Before him are Mario Vargas Llosa (1936) and Alberto Fujimori (1938). After him are Isabel Allende (1942), Lina Medina (1933), Túpac Amaru (1545), Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920), Rose of Lima (1586), Pachacuti (1380), Manco Cápac (1250), Túpac Amaru II (1738), and Alan García (1949).

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Among WRITERS In Peru

Among writers born in Peru, Carlos Castaneda ranks 2Before him are Mario Vargas Llosa (1936). After him are Isabel Allende (1942), Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539), César Vallejo (1892), José María Arguedas (1911), Ricardo Palma (1833), Ciro Alegría (1909), and Jaime Bayly (1965).

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