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Reinaldo Arenas

1943 - 1990

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Reinaldo Arenas (July 16, 1943 – December 7, 1990) was a Cuban poet, novelist, and playwright known as a vocal critic of Fidel Castro, the Cuban Revolution, and the Cuban government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Reinaldo Arenas has received more than 427,661 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Reinaldo Arenas is the 1,336th most popular writer (down from 1,309th in 2019), the 23rd most popular biography from Cuba (down from 22nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Cuban Writer.

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Among writers, Reinaldo Arenas ranks 1,336 out of 5,755Before him are Liang Qichao, Joseph Karo, Vladimir Bartol, Georges Rodenbach, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, and Joanot Martorell. After him are Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Robert Bloch, Chūya Nakahara, Aleksis Kivi, Thomas Moore, and Nikolaus Lenau.

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Among people born in 1943, Reinaldo Arenas ranks 111Before him are R. L. Stine, Finn E. Kydland, J. Michael Kosterlitz, Luis Carlos Galán, Paul Van Himst, and Martin Campbell. After him are Michael Spence, Ri Chun-hee, Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório, Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior, Tobe Hooper, and Otoya Yamaguchi. Among people deceased in 1990, Reinaldo Arenas ranks 50Before him are Jill Ireland, Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, Alexander Pechersky, and Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. After him are Yiannis Ritsos, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Philippe Soupault, Sammy Davis Jr., John Stewart Bell, and Viktor Tsoi.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Reinaldo Arenas ranks 23 out of 248Before him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado (1919), Miguel Díaz-Canel (1960), Alicia Alonso (1920), Omara Portuondo (1930), Javier Sotomayor (1967), and Sergio Oliva (1941). After him are Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (1956), Tomas Milian (1933), Teófilo Stevenson (1952), Aleida March (1936), Vilma Espín (1930), and Pérez Prado (1916).

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Among WRITERS In Cuba

Among writers born in Cuba, Reinaldo Arenas ranks 4Before him are Italo Calvino (1923), José Martí (1853), and Paul Lafargue (1842). After him are Nicolás Guillén (1902), José-Maria de Heredia (1842), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929), José Lezama Lima (1910), Leonardo Padura Fuentes (1955), Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (1950), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), and José María Heredia y Heredia (1803).