Carlos Fuentes

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Birthday
11, 1928
Birthplace
Panama City, Panama
Death Date
May 15, 2012 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1928
Birthplace
Panama City, Panama
Death Date
May 15, 2012 (83)

About

Twentieth-century Mexican novelist who is considered one of the greatest writers in Latin American history. His most famous works include The Death of Artemio Cruz, The Old Gringo, and Terra Nostra.

Before Fame

He was born in Panama and moved to Mexico when he was sixteen years old. He studied law at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Trivia

He was a self-described "pre-modern" writer who wrote using a pen rather than a typewriter.

Family Life

He spent his childhood moving around the Americas with his diplomat father.

Associated With

Felipe Calderon personally took to Twitter in 2012 to express his sadness over Fuentes' death.