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Mario Benedetti

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Birthday
14, 1920
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
May 17, 2009 (88)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1920
Birthplace
Uruguay
Death Date
May 17, 2009 (88)

About

Journalist and poet recognized as being one of Latin America's most important writers during the 20th century.

Before Fame

He got his start as a member of Generation of 45, an all-encompassing literary and intellectual movement.

Trivia

Before dying, he dictated his last poem to his secretary Ariel Silva.

Family Life

He married Luz López Alegre in 1946.

Associated With

He and soccer pro Fernando Muslera were both born in Uruguay.