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Gabriel GARCIA MARQUEZ

Colombian Gabriel GARCIA MARQUEZ

Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist

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Born: on March 06, 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia
Died: on April 17, 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico


Biography

Gabriel García Márquez was born in the town of Aracataca, Colombia, to Gabriel Eligio García and Luisa Santiaga Márquez. Soon after García Márquez was born, his father became a pharmacist and moved, with his wife, to Barranquilla, leaving young Gabito in Aracataca. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, Doña Tranquilina Iguarán and Colonel Nicolás Ricardo Márquez Mejía. In December 1936, his father took him and his brother to Sincé, while in March 1937, his grandfather died; the family then moved first (back) to Barranquilla and then on to Sucre, where his father started up a pharmacy.

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- Category Author, Journalist