Famous Colombian Writers

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Birthdate: March 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia
Died: April 17, 2014

Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also known as “Gabo,” is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the magic realism literary style. His novels One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera have achieved cult status. He previously worked as a journalist.

Luis Carlos López
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Birthdate: June 11, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Died: November 30, 1950

 3 
Jorge Isaacs
(Writer)

Jorge Isaacs
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Birthdate: April 1, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cali, Colombia
Died: April 17, 1895
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 4 
Samael Aun Weor
(Spiritual Teacher and Author)

Samael Aun Weor
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Birthdate: March 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: December 24, 1977

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Rafael Núñez
(President)

Rafael Núñez
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Birthdate: September 28, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cartagena, Colombia
Died: September 18, 1894

José Asunción Silva
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Birthdate: November 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: May 24, 1896

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Fernando Vallejo
(Novelist, Essayist)

Fernando Vallejo
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Birthdate: October 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
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Álvaro Mutis
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Birthdate: August 25, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: September 22, 2013

Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera
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Birthdate: September 26, 1798
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia
Died: October 7, 1878

 10 
Diana Golden
(Actress, Playwright)

Diana Golden
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Birthdate: August 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Santiago de Cali, Colombia

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José Eustasio Rivera
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Birthdate: February 19, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rivera, Colombia
Died: December 1, 1928

 12 

León de Greiff
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Birthdate: July 22, 1895
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia
Died: July 11, 1976

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Tomás Carrasquilla
1
Birthdate: January 17, 1858
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Colombia
Died: December 19, 1940

 14 
Germán Santa María Barragán
(Ambassador of Colombia to Portugal)

Germán Santa María Barragán
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Birthdate: January 24, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Líbano, Colombia

 15 
Power Paola
(Cartoonist)

Power Paola
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Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Quito, Ecuador

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Guillermo Valencia
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Birthdate: October 29, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia
Died: July 8, 1943

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Germán Arciniegas
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Birthdate: December 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia
Died: November 30, 1999