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 in Argentina. 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 137,026 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Rodolfo Walsh is the 4,601st most popular writer (down from 4,134th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Argentina (down from 316th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Argentinean Writer.

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Notable Works

Cuentos completos
Cuento para tahúres y otros relatos policiales
Operación Masacre seguido de La campaña periodística
Politics and government, Police, History
Operation massacre
Politics and government, Police, History
Operación masacre
Politics and government, Police, History


Among writers, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 4,601 out of 7,302Before him are Dante Spinotti, Adolf Ivar Arwidsson, Saint-Pol-Roux, Linn Ullmann, Camille Paglia, and Wang Guowei. After him are Hans Nielsen Hauge, Mordecai Kaplan, Lalleshwari, Yambo Ouologuem, Hilde Domin, and Gilbert Adair.

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Among people born in 1927, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 291Before him are Oskar Pastior, Mohamed Ben Ahmed Abdelghani, Håkon Brusveen, Thomas S. Monson, Zdravko Rajkov, and Jacques Dupin. After him are Frank Sedgman, Yury Grigorovich, Carl Switzer, Victor Mees, Marie Kovářová, and Pasqualino De Santis. Among people deceased in 1977, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 173Before him are Martí Ventolrà, Vladimir Tributs, Johann Nepomuk David, Florence Vidor, Peter Carl Goldmark, and Arnold Bode. After him are Robert Lowell, Oğuz Atay, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Sid Atkinson, Georges Grignard, and Zero Mostel.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 387 out of 1,154Before him are Julián Álvarez (2000), Santiago Lovell (1912), Juan Francisco Lombardo (1925), Ramón Medina Bello (1966), Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman (1844), and Lucas Barrios (1984). After him are Carlos Menditeguy (1914), Rafael Iglesias (1924), Rubén Pagnanini (1949), Natalio Perinetti (1900), Carlos Spadaro (1902), and Pedro Troglio (1965).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 25Before him are César Aira (1949), Hector Bianciotti (1930), Esteban Echeverría (1805), Ariel Dorfman (1942), Olga Orozco (1920), and Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934). After him are Ricardo Güiraldes (1886), Angélica Gorodischer (1928), Oliverio Girondo (1891), Juana Manuela Gorriti (1818), Luisa Valenzuela (1938), and Manuel Rojas (1896).