Luis Sepúlveda

1949 - 2020

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Luis Sepúlveda Calfucura (October 4, 1949 – April 16, 2020) was a Chilean writer and journalist. A communist militant and fervent opponent of Augusto Pinochet's regime, he was imprisoned and tortured by the military dictatorship during the 1970s. Sepúlveda was author of poetry books and short stories; in addition to Spanish, his mother tongue, he also spoke English, French and Italian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luis Sepúlveda has received more than 221,645 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Luis Sepúlveda is the 618th most popular writer (up from 1,514th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Chile (up from 21st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Chilean Writer.

Luis Sepúlveda is most famous for his novel "The General in His Labyrinth" which tells the story of Simón Bolívar's last days.

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Among writers, Luis Sepúlveda ranks 618 out of 5,794Before him are Osip Mandelstam, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Patricia Highsmith, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dietrich Eckart, and Antoine François Prévost. After him are Louise Hay, Giacomo Leopardi, Marcus Gavius Apicius, Pierre Loti, Premchand, and Tatian.

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Among people born in 1949, Luis Sepúlveda ranks 28Before him are Jessica Lange, Slavoj Žižek, Maurice Gibb, Patrick Süskind, Carlos the Jackal, and Bobby Farrell. After him are Robin Gibb, Alla Pugacheva, Don Johnson, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Thomas Sankara, and Sebastián Piñera. Among people deceased in 2020, Luis Sepúlveda ranks 34Before him are Joel Schumacher, Oliver E. Williamson, Kenny Rogers, Stirling Moss, John le Carré, and Mirella Freni. After him are Paolo Rossi, Radomir Antić, Christopher Tolkien, Nexhmije Hoxha, Rob Rensenbrink, and Juliette Gréco.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Luis Sepúlveda ranks 8 out of 225Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915), Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), and Gabriela Mistral (1889). After him are Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), Violeta Parra (1917), Patricio Aylwin (1918), and Manuel Pellegrini (1953).

Among WRITERS In Chile

Among writers born in Chile, Luis Sepúlveda ranks 4Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), and Gabriela Mistral (1889). After him are Roberto Bolaño (1953), Nicanor Parra (1914), Antonio Skármeta (1940), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Francisco Coloane (1910), José Donoso (1924), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).