Umberto Eco

1932 - 2016

Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco (5 January 1932 – 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is widely known for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory. He later wrote other novels, including Il pendolo di Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) and L'isola del giorno prima (The Island of the Day Before). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Eco has received more than 2,416,513 page views. His biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular writer.

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Among writers, Umberto Eco ranks 60 out of 4,883Before him are Jane Austen, Charles Baudelaire, Lord Byron, Matsuo Bashō, Friedrich Schiller, and Sappho. After him are Gabriel García Márquez, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Rabindranath Tagore, Marquis de Sade, and Gustave Flaubert.

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Among people born in 1932, Umberto Eco ranks 1After him are Elizabeth Taylor, Debbie Reynolds, Johnny Cash, Jacques Chirac, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, Miloš Forman, François Truffaut, John Williams, Cesare Maldini, and Abebe Bikila. Among people deceased in 2016, Umberto Eco ranks 3Before him are Muhammad Ali and Fidel Castro. After him are Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, Debbie Reynolds, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Imre Kertész, and Zaha Hadid.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Eco ranks 51 out of 3,282Before him are Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Pope Pius XII (1876), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Maria Montessori (1870), Fibonacci (1170), and Vespasian (9). After him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Mark Antony (-83), Pope Gregory I (540), Pompey (-106), and Saint Valentine (226).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Umberto Eco ranks 8Before him are Virgil (-70), Ovid (-43), Petrarch (1304), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Horace (-65), and Giacomo Casanova (1725). After him are Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Catullus (-84), Carlo Collodi (1826), Pliny the Younger (61), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880).

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