Famous Argentine Writers

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 1 Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Luis Borges
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Famous As: Poet & Short Story Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 14, 1986

Jorge Luis Borges was an Argentine essayist, poet, short-story writer, and translator. An important figure in Spanish-language literature, Jorge Luis Borges' works have contributed immensely to fantasy and the philosophical literature genre. It is also said that his works, which incorporated themes like labyrinths, dreams, and mythology, marked the beginning of 20th-century Latin American literature's magic realist movement.

 2 Julio Cortazar

Julio Cortazar
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Famous As: Novelist & Translator
Birthdate: August 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ixelles, Belgium
Died: February 12, 1984

Julio Cortázar was an Argentine novelist, essayist, and short story writer. Counted among the founders of a literary movement called the Latin American Boom, Cortázar is credited with influencing a generation of Spanish-speaking writers and readers in Europe and America. He is also regarded as one of the most innovative authors of his time.

 3 Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento
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Famous As: Politician, Writer, Journalist, Soldier, Diplomat, Historian
Birthdate: February 15, 1811
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San Juan
Died: September 11, 1888
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 4 Alberto Granado

Alberto Granado
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Famous As: Scientist, Writer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 8, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hernando, Córdoba
Died: March 5, 2011

 5 Alfonsina Storni

Alfonsina Storni
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Famous As: Poet, Journalist, diarist
Birthdate: May 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lugano District
Died: October 25, 1938

 6 Ernesto Laclau

Ernesto Laclau
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Famous As: Philosopher, University teacher, Sociologist
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: April 13, 2014

 7 Santiago Amigorena

Santiago Amigorena
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Famous As: Writer, Film producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Painter, Film actor, Actor
Birthdate: February 15, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
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 8 Mario Bunge

Mario Bunge
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Famous As: Physicist, Philosopher, Essayist, Sociologist, University teacher, Writer
Birthdate: September 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 9 Jorge Bucay

Jorge Bucay
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Famous As: psychologist, playwright, writer, psychotherapist
Birthdate: October 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires

 10 Esther Vilar

Esther Vilar
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 16, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Born to German-Jewish immigrants in Argentina, Esther Vilar studied medicine before she moved to Germany to study psychology and sociology. After taking up scores of odd jobs, she soared to international fame with her bestselling book The Manipulated Man, which argues that women aren’t oppressed but control men in relationships.

 11 Adolfo Bioy Casares

Adolfo Bioy Casares
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Famous As: Writer, Screenwriter, Journalist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: September 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires
Died: March 8, 1999

 12 Ernesto Sabato

Ernesto Sabato
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Famous As: Physicist, Writer
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rojas, Buenos Aires
Died: April 30, 2011

Initially a physicist and mathematician, Ernesto Sabato did his postdoctoral research at prestigious institutes such as MIT. His articles opposing the Juan Peron government of Argentina in La Nación got him removed from his teaching posts. The Cervantes Prize-winning author is best remembered for his works such as El Túnel.

 13 William Henry Hudson

William Henry Hudson
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: August 4, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 18, 1922

 14 Manuel Puig

Manuel Puig
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: General Villegas, Argentina
Died: July 22, 1990

 15 Alejandra Pizarnik

Alejandra Pizarnik
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Avellaneda, Argentina
Died: September 25, 1972

 16 José Hernández

José Hernández
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 10, 1834
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 21, 1886

 17 Juan Bautista Alberdi

Juan Bautista Alberdi
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: August 29, 1810
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
Died: June 19, 1884

 18 Leopoldo Lugones

Leopoldo Lugones
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Villa de María del Río Seco, Argentina
Died: February 18, 1938

 19 Jacobo Timerman

Jacobo Timerman
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: January 6, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Died: November 11, 1999

 20 Roberto Arlt

Roberto Arlt
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 26, 1900
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 26, 1942

 21 Ricardo Piglia

Ricardo Piglia
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: November 24, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adrogué, Argentina
Died: January 6, 2017

 22 Juan Gelman

Juan Gelman
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: January 14, 2014

 23 Esteban Echeverría

Esteban Echeverría
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 2, 1805
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: January 19, 1851

 24 Sasha Siemel

Sasha Siemel
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Famous As: Adventurer
Birthdate: January 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: February 14, 1970

 25 Marco Denevi

Marco Denevi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 12, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sáenz Peña, Argentina
Died: December 12, 1998

 26 Nelly Kaplan

Nelly Kaplan
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Famous As: Writer, Filmmaker, Film director, Screenwriter, Essayist, Cinematographer
Birthdate: April 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: November 12, 2020

 27 Oliverio Girondo

Oliverio Girondo
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: August 17, 1891
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: January 24, 1967

 28 Tomás Eloy Martínez

Tomás Eloy Martínez
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tucumán, Argentina
Died: January 31, 2010

 29 Manuel Mujica Láinez

Manuel Mujica Láinez
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: September 11, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: April 21, 1984

 30 Ricardo Güiraldes

Ricardo Güiraldes
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 13, 1886
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: October 8, 1927

 31 Manuel Rojas

Manuel Rojas
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Famous As: Chilean writer
Birthdate: January 8, 1896
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: March 11, 1973

 32 Horacio Ferrer

Horacio Ferrer
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 2, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: December 21, 2014

 33 Leopoldo Marechal

Leopoldo Marechal
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 11, 1900
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: June 26, 1970

 34 Hugo Wast

Hugo Wast
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: October 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Córdoba, Argentina
Died: March 28, 1962

 35 Ezequiel Martínez Estrada

Ezequiel Martínez Estrada
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 14, 1895
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Jose de la Esquina, Argentina
Died: November 4, 1964

 36 Copi

Copi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: November 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: December 14, 1987

 37 Eduardo Mallea

Eduardo Mallea
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Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: August 14, 1903
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Died: November 12, 1982

 38 Olga Orozco

Olga Orozco
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Toay, Argentina
Died: August 15, 1999

 39 Estanislao del Campo

Estanislao del Campo
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 7, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: November 6, 1880

 40 Carlos Maria Dominguez

Carlos Maria Dominguez
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

 41 José Mármol

José Mármol
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 2, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: August 9, 1871

 42 Manuel Gálvez

Manuel Gálvez
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 6, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Parana, Argentina
Died: November 14, 1962

 43 Enrique Larreta

Enrique Larreta
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 4, 1875
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 6, 1961

 44 Benito Lynch

Benito Lynch
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: July 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: December 23, 1951

 45 José Bianco

José Bianco
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Famous As: Essayist
Birthdate: November 21, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: April 24, 1986

 46 José Narosky

José Narosky
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Argentina