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 420,188 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Eduardo Galeano is the 678th most popular writer (down from 665th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Uruguay and the 2nd most popular Uruguayan 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 678 out of 5,794Before him are Elisabeth of Wied, Marie de France, Su Shi, Colleen McCullough, Maurice Blanchot, and Daphne du Maurier. After him are Giosuè Carducci, Judah Halevi, Saint Naum, Luis de Góngora, Witold Gombrowicz, and Theocritus.

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Among people born in 1940, Eduardo Galeano ranks 50Before him are Anna Karina, Andrzej Żuławski, Thomas Harris, Cliff Richard, Dennis Tito, and H. R. Giger. After him are Tarō Asō, James Cromwell, Raquel Welch, Denis Law, Herbie Hancock, and Raul Julia. Among people deceased in 2015, Eduardo Galeano ranks 31Before him are Oliver Sacks, Laura Antonelli, Manoel de Oliveira, Nicholas Winton, James Last, and Colleen McCullough. After him are Douglass North, Zito, Wes Craven, Alcides Ghiggia, Tariq Aziz, and Günter Schabowski.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Eduardo Galeano ranks 4 out of 314Before him are José Mujica (1935), Comte de Lautréamont (1846), and Tabaré Vázquez (1940). After him are Alcides Ghiggia (1926), Juan Alberto Schiaffino (1925), José Nasazzi (1901), Óscar Tabárez (1947), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Héctor Scarone (1898), and Pedro Cea (1900).

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), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), José Enrique Rodó (1871), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936), and Felisberto Hernández (1902).

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