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Jorge Luis Borges

1899 - 1986

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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo ( BOR-hess, Spanish: [ˈxoɾxe ˈlwis ˈboɾxes] ; 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator regarded as a key figure in Spanish-language and international literature. His best-known works, Ficciones (transl. Fictions) and El Aleph (transl. The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are collections of short stories exploring motifs such as dreams, labyrinths, chance, infinity, archives, mirrors, fictional writers and mythology. Borges's works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have had a major influence on the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature.Born in Buenos Aires, Borges later moved with his family to Switzerland in 1914, where he studied at the Collège de Genève. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Luis Borges has received more than 4,547,105 page views. His biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Jorge Luis Borges is the 77th most popular writer (up from 79th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Argentina and the most popular Argentinean Writer.

Jorge Luis Borges is most famous for being a short story writer. He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1899 and wrote many short stories, poems, and essays. His most famous work is "The Garden of Forking Paths."

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Among writers, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 77 out of 5,755Before him are Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, and Pablo Neruda. After him are Robert Frost, Toni Morrison, Paulo Coelho, Nikolai Gogol, Stephen King, and Jonathan Swift.

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Among people born in 1899, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 5Before him are Huang Xianfan, Alfred Hitchcock, Ernest Hemingway, and Al Capone. After him are Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Hayek, Humphrey Bogart, Lavrentiy Beria, Yasunari Kawabata, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1986, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 3Before him are Simone de Beauvoir and Wallis Simpson. After him are Olof Palme, Vyacheslav Molotov, Andrei Tarkovsky, Cary Grant, Frank Herbert, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, Tenzing Norgay, and Joseph Beuys.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 3 out of 1,019Before him are Che Guevara (1928) and Pope Francis (1936). After him are Diego Maradona (1960), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Daniel Barenboim (1942), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Martha Argerich (1941), and Lionel Messi (1987).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 1After him are Ernesto Sabato (1911), Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), Manuel Puig (1932), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), Joseph Kessel (1898), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Juan Gelman (1930), María Elena Walsh (1930), and Jorge Bucay (1949).