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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 429,613 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Horacio Quiroga is the 1,744th most popular writer (up from 1,809th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Uruguay (up from 29th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Uruguayan Writer.

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.78

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  • 4.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Horacio Quiroga ranks 1,744 out of 5,755Before him are Robert Cialdini, Sophie de Condorcet, Jurji Zaydan, Pierre Plantard, Constantijn Huygens, and Constantin Virgil Gheorghiu. After him are Edward Lear, João de Barros, Mór Jókai, Malcolm Lowry, Eupolis, and Anonymus.

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Among people born in 1878, Horacio Quiroga ranks 59Before him are Paul Pelliot, Wallace Hartley, Stephen Timoshenko, Franz Schreker, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and C. Rajagopalachari. After him are Hans Ledwinka, Eino Leino, Paul Troost, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Heitz, and Manuel L. Quezon. Among people deceased in 1937, Horacio Quiroga ranks 57Before him are Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, Diana Abgar, Iona Yakir, Attila József, and Alikhan Bukeikhanov. After him are Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Gabriel Pierné, Hugo Meisl, Evgeny Pashukanis, Princess Eleonore of Solms-Hohensolms-Lich, and William Sealy Gosset.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Horacio Quiroga ranks 28 out of 370Before him are Enzo Francescoli (1961), Pedro Rocha (1942), Ladislao Mazurkiewicz (1945), Pedro Petrone (1905), Luisa Cuesta (1920), and Pablo Dorado (1908). After him are Alberto Suppici (1898), Roque Máspoli (1917), Juan María Bordaberry (1928), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Natalia Oreiro (1977), and Julio María Sanguinetti (1936).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Horacio Quiroga ranks 5Before him are Comte de Lautréamont (1846), Eduardo Galeano (1940), Mario Benedetti (1920), and Jules Laforgue (1860). After him are Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), Cristina Peri Rossi (1941), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Ida Vitale (1923), and José Enrique Rodó (1871).