Mario Benedetti

1920 - 2009

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Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈmaɾjo βeneˈðeti] (listen); 14 September 1920 – 17 May 2009), best known as Mario Benedetti, was a Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet and an integral member of the Generación del 45. Despite publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages he was not well known in the English-speaking world. In the Spanish-speaking world he is considered one of Latin America's most important writers of the latter half of the 20th century.Benedetti was born in Paso de los Toros in the department of Tacuarembó to Brenno Benedetti (a pharmaceutical and chemical winemaker) and Matilde Farrugia (a family of Italian descent). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Benedetti has received more than 334,395 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Mario Benedetti is the 1,251st most popular writer (down from 1,218th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Uruguay (up from 16th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Uruguayan Writer.

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Among writers, Mario Benedetti ranks 1,251 out of 5,794Before him are Siegfried Lenz, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Cornelius Gallus, Norman Mailer, Lee Child, and Avienus. After him are Nicolas-Edme Rétif, Emmanuelle Arsan, Hartmann Schedel, Joachim Fest, Ausiàs March, and Konstantin Simonov.

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Among people born in 1920, Mario Benedetti ranks 76Before him are José López Portillo y Pacheco, Chiara Lubich, Lawrence Klein, Roberto Calvi, Ovadia Yosef, and Franklin J. Schaffner. After him are E. Donnall Thomas, Jack Elam, Gene Tierney, Edmond H. Fischer, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, and Takashi Kano. Among people deceased in 2009, Mario Benedetti ranks 52Before him are Sverre Fehn, Amin al-Hafiz, Gaafar Nimeiry, Arne Næss, J. G. Ballard, and Merce Cunningham. After him are Norman Borlaug, Yves Rocher, Tomohiko Ikoma, Kim Peek, Ingemar Johansson, and Toni Sailer.

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In Uruguay

Among people born in Uruguay, Mario Benedetti ranks 14 out of 314Before him are Óscar Tabárez (1947), José Leandro Andrade (1901), Héctor Castro (1904), Héctor Scarone (1898), Pedro Cea (1900), and José Gervasio Artigas (1764). After him are José Santamaría (1929), Enzo Francescoli (1961), Obdulio Varela (1917), Enrique Ballestrero (1905), Diego Forlán (1979), and Jules Laforgue (1860).

Among WRITERS In Uruguay

Among writers born in Uruguay, Mario Benedetti ranks 3Before him are Comte de Lautréamont (1846) and Eduardo Galeano (1940). After him are Jules Laforgue (1860), Juan Carlos Onetti (1909), Horacio Quiroga (1878), Jules Supervielle (1884), Delmira Agustini (1886), José Enrique Rodó (1871), Juana de Ibarbourou (1892), Alfredo Zitarrosa (1936), and Felisberto Hernández (1902).