Gabriel García Márquez

1927 - 2014

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Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes] (listen); 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 5,623,694 page views. His biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 144 in 2019). Gabriel García Márquez is the 49th most popular writer (up from 61st 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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  • 148

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Among writers, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 49 out of 5,794Before him are Marcel Proust, Oscar Wilde, Giacomo Casanova, Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. After him are Charles Baudelaire, Aristophanes, Friedrich Schiller, Daniel Defoe, Euripides, and Bertolt Brecht.

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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, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Günter Grass, Gina Lollobrigida, Peter Falk, Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, and Lawrence Kohlberg. Among people deceased in 2014, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 1After him are Robin Williams, Ariel Sharon, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eduard Shevardnadze, Claudio Abbado, Joe Cocker, Shirley Temple, Eli Wallach, Wojciech Jaruzelski, and Nadine Gordimer.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Gabriel García Márquez ranks 2 out of 271Before him are Pablo Escobar (1949). After him are Fernando Botero (1932), César Gaviria (1947), Juan Manuel Santos (1951), Shakira (1977), Carlos Valderrama (1961), René Higuita (1966), Carlos Valdes (1989), Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913), Luis Carlos Galán (1943), and Francisco de Paula Santander (1792).

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), Laura Restrepo (1950), and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (1973).