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 81,004 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Rodolfo Walsh is the 3,655th most popular writer, the 273rd most popular biography from Argentina and the 19th most popular Argentinean Writer.

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Among writers, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 3,655 out of 5,794. Before him are Musine Kokalari, Penelope Delta, Jędrzej Śniadecki, Leopold Andrian, Charles Williams, and Dominique Fernandez. After him are Andrejs Pumpurs, Mary Renault, Johann Georg von Hahn, Mustai Karim, Antanas Baranauskas, and Ferdinando Petruccelli della Gattina.

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Among people born in 1927, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 222Before him are Robert Mills, Charles Pasqua, Pierre Granier-Deferre, Roger Carel, Liane Augustin, and William Hickey. After him are Don Revie, Nikola Kljusev, Thanin Kraivichien, Freddie Jones, Marcel Ophüls, and Cesar Chavez. Among people deceased in 1977, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 135Before him are Raymond Bernard, Siegfried Buback, Alice Paul, Eugen Wüster, Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, and Leila Hyams. After him are Paul Bernays, Nicolae Kovács, Martí Ventolrà, Ernest Leonard Johnson, Matthew Garber, and Edward Van Dijck.

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In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 273 out of 900. Before him are Juan José Saer (1937), Ricardo Piglia (1941), Tita Merello (1904), Sandro de América (1945), José Ramos Delgado (1935), and Charly García (1951). After him are Ramón Muttis (1899), Estanislao Esteban Karlic (1926), Enrique Santos Discépolo (1901), Gustavo Cerati (1959), Luis Héctor Villalba (1934), and Omar Larrosa (1947).

Among WRITERS In Argentina

Among writers born in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh ranks 19Before him are Roberto Arlt (1900), Leopoldo Lugones (1874), Olga Orozco (1920), Esteban Echeverría (1805), Juan José Saer (1937), and Ricardo Piglia (1941). After him are Hector Bianciotti (1930), Ariel Dorfman (1942), César Aira (1949), Tomás Eloy Martínez (1934), Oliverio Girondo (1891), and Ricardo Güiraldes (1886).