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Umberto Eco
  • Name: Umberto Eco
  • Born: 01/05/1932
  • Died: 02/19/2016 (84 years old)

Umberto Eco OMRI (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). His novel Il cimitero di Praga (The Prague Cemetery), released in 2010, topped the bestseller charts in Italy.

School: University of Turin

Birth Place: Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy

Death Place: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

Source: Wikipedia

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