WRITER

Jorge Luis Borges

1899 - 1986

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Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (; Spanish: [ˈboɾxes] (listen); 24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph (The Aleph), published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophers, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jorge Luis Borges has received more than 2,828,113 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Jorge Luis Borges is the 79th most popular writer (up from 86th 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 79 out of 5,794. Before him are Isaac Asimov, Jack London, Lewis Carroll, Romain Rolland, Marquis de Sade, and Giorgio Vasari. After him are Virginia Woolf, Guy de Maupassant, Milan Kundera, Jonathan Swift, Knut Hamsun, and James Joyce.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 3 out of 900. Before him are Che Guevara (1928) and Pope Francis (1936). After him are Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), and Jorge Rafael Videla (1925).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 1After him are Ernesto Sabato (1911), Adolfo Bioy Casares (1914), Silvina Ocampo (1903), Manuel Puig (1932), Victoria Ocampo (1890), Joseph Kessel (1898), Alejandra Pizarnik (1936), Alberto Manguel (1948), María Elena Walsh (1930), María Kodama (1937), and Juan Gelman (1930).