Eduardo Galeano

1940 - 2015

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Eduardo Hughes Galeano (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ɣaleˈano]; 3 September 1940 – 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, writer and novelist considered, among other things, "global soccer's pre-eminent man of letters" and "a literary giant of the Latin American left".Galeano's best-known works are Las venas abiertas de América Latina (Open Veins of Latin America, 1971) and Memoria del fuego (Memory of Fire Trilogy, 1982–6). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eduardo Galeano has received more than 531,484 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Eduardo Galeano is the 588th most popular writer (up from 678th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Uruguay and the 2nd most popular Writer.

Eduardo Galeano is most famous for his book "Memory of Fire" which is an epic history of Latin America.

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Among writers, Eduardo Galeano ranks 588 out of 5,755Before him are Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, Franz Werfel, Pietro Metastasio, Gustav Meyrink, and August Wilhelm Schlegel. After him are Philip Larkin, Thomas Wolfe, Ferenc Molnár, Ausonius, Tirso de Molina, and Arthur Koestler.

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Among people born in 1940, Eduardo Galeano ranks 44Before him are Peter Fonda, Dario Argento, James Caan, Tabaré Vázquez, Andrzej Żuławski, and H. R. Giger. After him are Raquel Welch, George A. Romero, Mario Andretti, Nancy Sinatra, Thomas Harris, and Stuart Sutcliffe. Among people deceased in 2015, Eduardo Galeano ranks 27Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Ulrich Beck, Richard von Weizsäcker, Otto Carius, Kenan Evren, and Maya Plisetskaya. After him are Val Logsdon Fitch, Douglass North, Tariq Aziz, Manoel de Oliveira, Wes Craven, and Oliver Sacks.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Eduardo Galeano ranks 4 out of 370Before him are José Mujica (1935), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), and Tabaré Vázquez (1940). After him are Óscar Tabárez (1947), José Nasazzi (1901), Alcides Ghiggia (1926), Héctor Scarone (1898), Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), and Luis Suárez (1987).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Eduardo Galeano ranks 2Before him are Comte de Lautréamont (1846). After him are Mario Benedetti (1920), Jules Laforgue (1860), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), Cristina Peri Rossi (1941), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Ida Vitale (1923), and José Enrique Rodó (1871).

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