Rodolfo Walsh

1927 - 1977

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Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) was an Argentine writer and journalist of Irish descent, considered the founder of investigative journalism. He is most famous for his Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta, which he published the day before his murder, protesting that Argentina's last civil-military dictatorship's economic policies were having an even greater and disastrous effect on ordinary Argentines than its widespread human rights abuses. Born in Lamarque, Walsh finished his primary education in a small town in Río Negro Province, from where he moved to Buenos Aires in 1941, where he completed high school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rodolfo Walsh has received more than 106,925 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Rodolfo Walsh is the 4,158th most popular writer (down from 3,651st in 2019), the 316th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 273rd in 2019) and the 20th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 4,158 out of 5,755Before him are Janwillem van de Wetering, Mats Wahl, Bedros Tourian, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Michel Deguy, and I. A. L. Diamond. After him are Fedde Schurer, Pepetela, Paul Du Chaillu, Platon Oyunsky, Wen Yiduo, and Ivan Shmelyov.

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Among people born in 1927, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 257Before him are Lisa Lu, Mark Blaug, Jan Myrdal, Josef Posipal, Corín Tellado, and David Dinkins. After him are Pasquale Festa Campanile, Mathé Altéry, Lars Hall, Elisabeth Söderström, Yury Grigorovich, and Dimitar Iliev Popov. Among people deceased in 1977, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 156Before him are Ethel Waters, Nicolae Kovács, Peter Carl Goldmark, Edward Van Dijck, Alexander Galich, and Raymond Bernard. After him are Lūcija Garūta, Paul Bernays, Mike Parkes, Antonino Rocca, Zero Mostel, and Roberto Emílio da Cunha.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 316 out of 1,019Before him are Rubén Ayala (1950), Julio Olarticoechea (1958), Eduardo Guerrero (1928), Rodrigo Palacio (1982), Hector Bianciotti (1930), and Néstor Rossi (1925). After him are Oscar Panno (1935), Antonio Sastre (1911), Vladislao Cap (1934), Maxi Rodríguez (1981), Américo Gallego (1955), and Agustín Balbuena (1945).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 20Before him are Leopoldo Lugones (1874), Roberto Arlt (1900), Esteban Echeverría (1805), Ricardo Piglia (1941), Juan José Saer (1937), and Hector Bianciotti (1930). After him are Olga Orozco (1920), César Aira (1949), Ariel Dorfman (1942), Roberto Juarroz (1925), Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934), and José Mármol (1817).