Mario Vargas Llosa

1936 - Today

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Jorge Mario Pedro Vargas Llosa, 1st Marquis of Vargas Llosa (born 28 March 1936), more commonly known as Mario Vargas Llosa (, Spanish: [ˈmaɾjo ˈβaɾɣaz ˈʎosa]), is a Peruvian novelist, journalist, essayist, and a former politician, who also holds Spanish citizenship. Vargas Llosa is one of Latin America's most significant novelists and essayists, and one of the leading writers of his generation. Some critics consider him to have had a larger international impact and worldwide audience than any other writer of the Latin American Boom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Vargas Llosa has received more than 2,025,142 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia. Mario Vargas Llosa is the 194th most popular writer (up from 207th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Peru (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Peruvian Writer.

Mario Vargas Llosa is most famous for his novel, The War of the End of the World.

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  • 2.0M

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  • 79.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 88

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Mario Vargas Llosa ranks 194 out of 5,794Before him are Stéphane Mallarmé, Yukio Mishima, Nizami Ganjavi, Tristan Tzara, Lucian, and Sigrid Undset. After him are Saadi Shirazi, Arthur C. Clarke, Coen brothers, Pearl S. Buck, Dr. Seuss, and Lu Xun.

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Among people born in 1936, Mario Vargas Llosa ranks 7Before him are Pope Francis, Silvio Berlusconi, Václav Havel, Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, and Sepp Blatter. After him are Ken Loach, Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, and Mikhail Tal.

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In Peru

Among people born in Peru, Mario Vargas Llosa ranks 3 out of 196Before him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar (1920) and Atahualpa (1502). After him are Isabel Allende (1942), Carlos Castaneda (1925), Lina Medina (1933), Alberto Fujimori (1938), Túpac Amaru (1545), Pachacuti (1380), Rose of Lima (1586), Manco Cápac (1250), and Túpac Amaru II (1738).

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Among WRITERS In Peru

Among writers born in Peru, Mario Vargas Llosa ranks 1After him are Isabel Allende (1942), Carlos Castaneda (1925), Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539), César Vallejo (1892), Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala (1535), José Carlos Mariátegui (1894), José María Arguedas (1911), Ricardo Palma (1833), Ciro Alegría (1909), and Jaime Bayly (1965).