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Gabriel García Márquez

1927 - 2014

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (Latin American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes] ; 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo ([ˈɡaβo]) or Gabito ([ɡaˈβito]) throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, particularly in the Spanish language, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in leaving law school for a career in journalism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriel García Márquez has received more than 6,757,998 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 148 in 2019). Gabriel García Márquez is the 54th most popular writer (down from 49th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Colombia and the most popular Colombian Writer.

Gabriel García Márquez is most famous for his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude, which was published in 1967. The novel is set in the fictional town of Macondo, and tells the story of seven generations of the Buendía family.

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Among writers, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 54 out of 5,755Before him are Sappho, Octave Mirbeau, Arthur Conan Doyle, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, and Hesiod. After him are Daniel Defoe, Li Bai, Bertolt Brecht, Stendhal, Umberto Eco, and Gustave Flaubert.

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Among people born in 1927, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict XVI. After him are Ferenc Puskás, Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Sidney Poitier, Samuel P. Huntington, Peter Falk, and Vladimir Komarov. Among people deceased in 2014, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 1After him are Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Hiroo Onoda, Wojciech Jaruzelski, Claudio Abbado, Eli Wallach, Joe Cocker, and Luis Aragonés.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 2 out of 306Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949). After him are Fernando Botero (1932), Shakira (1977), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), César Gaviria (1947), René Higuita (1966), Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela (1939), Carlos Valderrama (1961), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), and Rodrigo Lara (1946).

Among WRITERS In Colombia

Among writers born in Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 1After him are Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Samael Aun Weor (1917), Álvaro Mutis (1923), Jorge Isaacs (1837), Fernando Vallejo (1942), José Eustasio Rivera (1888), and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (1973).