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 246,774 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ernesto Sabato is the 994th most popular writer (up from 1,057th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Argentina (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Argentinean 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 994 out of 5,794Before him are Miroslav Krleža, Otto of Freising, Bar Hebraeus, Charles Nodier, Egill Skallagrímsson, and Alexander Ostrovsky. After him are Pu Songling, Paulinus of Nola, William Gibson, Neale Donald Walsch, Marcel Pagnol, and Gaius Valerius Flaccus.

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Among people born in 1911, Ernesto Sabato ranks 48Before him are Cantinflas, Bernard Katz, Trygve Haavelmo, Henri Troyat, Akira Yoshizawa, and Bernard Herrmann. After him are Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Klaus Fuchs. Among people deceased in 2011, Ernesto Sabato ranks 46Before him are Linda Christian, Daniel Bell, Jorge Semprún, Zdeněk Miler, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Richard Winters. After him are Ralph M. Steinman, Baruj Benacerraf, Leonora Carrington, Dev Anand, Michael Gough, and Jane Russell.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Ernesto Sabato ranks 36 out of 900Before him are Alberto Granado (1922), Diego Simeone (1970), Néstor Kirchner (1950), Daniel Passarella (1953), Luis Monti (1901), and Reynaldo Bignone (1928). After him are César Pelli (1926), Raúl Alfonsín (1927), Lucio Fontana (1899), Lalo Schifrin (1932), Fernando de la Rúa (1937), 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), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Manuel Puig (1932), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Joseph Kessel (1898), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), María Elena Walsh (1930), María Kodama (1937), and Juan Gelman (1930).