Ernesto Sabato

1911 - 2011

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Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011) was an Argentine novelist, essayist, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very influential in the literary world throughout Latin America". Upon his death El País dubbed him the "last classic writer in Argentine literature".Sabato was distinguished by his bald pate and brush moustache and wore tinted spectacles and open-necked shirts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ernesto Sabato has received more than 278,146 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ernesto Sabato is the 1,013th most popular writer (down from 994th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 36th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Writer.

Ernesto Sabato is most famous for his novel, "The Tunnel," which was published in 1948. The novel is about a young man who is on the verge of committing suicide when he meets a mysterious stranger.

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Among writers, Ernesto Sabato ranks 1,013 out of 5,755Before him are Jorge Semprún, Bernardino de Sahagún, Jean Moréas, Bernard Cornwell, Andrew of Crete, and Nicolas Chamfort. After him are Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Namdev, Johannes Tauler, Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Comtessa de Dia, and Dobrica Ćosić.

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Among people born in 1911, Ernesto Sabato ranks 52Before him are Cantinflas, Louise Bourgeois, Vincent Price, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, and Henri Troyat. After him are Karl Silberbauer, Alfred Naujocks, Nicholas Ray, Klaus Fuchs, Lucille Ball, and Gustav Wagner. Among people deceased in 2011, Ernesto Sabato ranks 52Before him are Alberto Granado, Cliff Robertson, Bubba Smith, Michael Cacoyannis, Jorge Semprún, and Maria Altmann. After him are Leonora Carrington, Michael Gough, Har Gobind Khorana, Richard Hamilton, Lucian Freud, and Ralph M. Steinman.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Ernesto Sabato ranks 37 out of 1,019Before him are Daniel Passarella (1953), Lucio Fontana (1899), Héctor Cúper (1955), Violet Jessop (1887), Alberto Granado (1922), and César Pelli (1926). After him are Reynaldo Bignone (1928), Alberto Fernández (1959), Bernardo Houssay (1887), Luis Monti (1901), Raúl Alfonsín (1927), and Juan Manuel de Rosas (1793).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Ernesto Sabato ranks 2Before him are Jorge Luis Borges (1899). After him are Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), Manuel Puig (1932), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), Joseph Kessel (1898), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Juan Gelman (1930), María Elena Walsh (1930), and Jorge Bucay (1949).