Horacio Quiroga

1878 - 1937

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Horacio Silvestre Quiroga Forteza (31 December 1878 – 19 February 1937) was a Uruguayan playwright, poet, and short story writer. He wrote stories which, in their jungle settings, used the supernatural and the bizarre to show the struggle of man and animal to survive. He also excelled in portraying mental illness and hallucinatory states, a skill he gleaned from Edgar Allan Poe, according to some critics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horacio Quiroga has received more than 369,792 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Horacio Quiroga is the 1,810th most popular writer (down from 1,673rd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Uruguay (down from 25th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Uruguayan Writer.

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Among writers, Horacio Quiroga ranks 1,810 out of 5,794Before him are Ybyrai Altynsarin, Marcel Achard, Methodius of Olympus, Philippe Quinault, Jean Bruller, and Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac. After him are Harold Bloom, Theophylact of Ohrid, Corax of Syracuse, Vasily Shukshin, Alciphron, and Jacopone da Todi.

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Among people born in 1878, Horacio Quiroga ranks 63Before him are Paul Troost, Paul Pelliot, Franz Schreker, Jack Johnson, Eino Leino, and Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany. After him are Carl Sandburg, Paul Renner, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, José Miaja, Felix Bernstein, and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1937, Horacio Quiroga ranks 55Before him are Chūya Nakahara, Abd al-Hafid of Morocco, Walter Simons, Diana Abgar, Keke Geladze, and Iona Yakir. After him are Vincenzo Lancia, Hugo Meisl, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Evgeny Pashukanis, Rafael de Nogales Méndez, and Gabriel Pierné.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Horacio Quiroga ranks 29 out of 314Before him are Pedro Rocha (1942), Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (1945), Pablo Dorado (1908), Pedro Petrone (1905), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), and Roque Máspoli (1917). After him are Natalia Oreiro (1977), Santos Iriarte (1902), Juan María Bordaberry (1928), Luis Cubilla (1940), Julio María Sanguinetti (1936), and Jorge Batlle (1927).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Horacio Quiroga ranks 6Before him are Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Eduardo Galeano (1940), Mario Benedetti (1920), Jules Laforgue (1860), and Juan Carlos Onetti (1909). After him are Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), José Enrique Rodó (1871), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936), and Felisberto Hernández (1902).