WRITER

Jorge Luis Borges

1899 - 1986

Jorge Luis Borges

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, philosophy, 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 2,303,118 page views. His biography is available in 133 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 87th most popular writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among WRITERS, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 87 out of 4,883Before him are Li Bai, Guy de Maupassant, Knut Hamsun, Romain Rolland, Bertolt Brecht, and Heinrich Heine. After him are Pablo Neruda, Maurice Maeterlinck, Stephen King, Selma Lagerlöf, Virginia Woolf, and Charles Bukowski.

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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, Yasunari Kawabata, Lavrentiy Beria, Humphrey Bogart, Frederick IX of Denmark, and Fred Astaire. Among people deceased in 1986, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 3Before him are Simone de Beauvoir and Wallis Simpson. After him are Vyacheslav Molotov, Olof Palme, Andrei Tarkovsky, Chiune Sugihara, Cary Grant, Tenzing Norgay, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Mircea Eliade, and Joseph Beuys.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Jorge Luis Borges ranks 3 out of 659Before him are Che Guevara (1928) and Pope Francis (1936). After him are Eva Perón (1919), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), Juan Manuel Fangio (1911), Astor Piazzolla (1921), Martha Argerich (1941), Lionel Messi (1987), and Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931).