Miguel Ángel Asturias

1899 - 1974

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Miguel Ángel Asturias Rosales (Spanish pronunciation: [miˈɣel ˈaŋ.xel asˈtu.ɾjas]; October 19, 1899 – June 9, 1974) was a Nobel Prize-winning Guatemalan poet-diplomat, novelist, playwright and journalist. Asturias helped establish Latin American literature's contribution to mainstream Western culture, and at the same time drew attention to the importance of indigenous cultures, especially those of his native Guatemala. Asturias was born and raised in Guatemala though he lived a significant part of his adult life abroad. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miguel Ángel Asturias has received more than 265,303 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Miguel Ángel Asturias is the 610th most popular writer (down from 570th in 2019), the most popular biography from Guatemala and the most popular Guatemalan Writer.

Miguel Ángel Asturias is most famous for his novel "El Señor Presidente," which won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1967.

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Among writers, Miguel Ángel Asturias ranks 610 out of 5,794. Before him are Gaius Julius Hyginus, Stieg Larsson, Karl Kraus, Alessandro Manzoni, Edmond Rostand, and Klaus Mann. After him are Alfred Döblin, Osip Mandelstam, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Patricia Highsmith, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Dietrich Eckart.

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Among people born in 1899, Miguel Ángel Asturias ranks 22Before him are Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Paul-Henri Spaak, Béla Guttmann, Adnan Menderes, and Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski. After him are Charles Laughton, Paul Hermann Müller, Gloria Swanson, Alfred Schütz, Gustav Heinemann, and Cevdet Sunay. Among people deceased in 1974, Miguel Ángel Asturias ranks 21Before him are Duke Ellington, Erich Kästner, Darius Milhaud, Jacob L. Moreno, Julius Evola, and Otto Strasser. After him are David Oistrakh, Louis Kahn, Peng Dehuai, Satyendra Nath Bose, Fritz Zwicky, and Walter Lippmann.

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In Guatemala

Among people born in Guatemala, Miguel Ángel Asturias ranks 1 out of 36. After him are Jacobo Árbenz (1913), Efraín Ríos Montt (1926), Rigoberta Menchú (1959), Carlos Castillo Armas (1914), Jorge Ubico (1878), Rafael Carrera (1814), Otto Pérez Molina (1950), Juan José Arévalo (1904), Manuel Estrada Cabrera (1857), Alejandro Giammattei (1956), and Alejandro Maldonado (1936).

Among WRITERS In Guatemala

Among writers born in Guatemala, Miguel Ángel Asturias ranks 1