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Famous Poets from Uruguay

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List of notable or famous poets from uruguay, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in uruguay and even some popular poets who immigrated to uruguay. If you're trying to find out the names of famous uruguay poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from uruguay is included when available.

People on this list include Alfredo Zitarrosa and Mario Benedetti.

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    Alfredo Zitarrosa (March 10, 1936 – January 17, 1989) was a Uruguayan singer-songwriter, poet and journalist. He specialized in Uruguayan and Argentinean folk genres such as zamba and milonga, and he became a chief figure in the nueva canción movement in his country. A staunch supporter of Communist ideals, he lived in exile between 1976 and 1984. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential singer-songwriters of Latin America....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1936-1989)
    • Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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    Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914) was an Uruguayan poet of the early 20th century....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 27 (1886-1914)
    • Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Emir Rodríguez Monegal (28 July 1921 – 14 November 1985), born in Uruguay, was a scholar, literary critic, and editor of Latin American literature. From 1969 to 1985, Rodríguez Monegal was professor of Latin American contemporary literature at Yale University. He is usually called by his second surname Emir R. Monegal or Monegal (or erroneously Emir Rodríguez-Monegal). Described as "one of the most influential Latin American literary critics of the 20th century" by the Encyclopædia Britannica, Monegal wrote key books about Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges, and the Britannica Macropædia notice of the later. He was a part in "The Boom" of 1960s Latin American literature as founder and...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1921-1985)
    • Birthplace: Melo, Uruguay, Uruguay
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    Francisco Esteban Acuña de Figueroa (September 3, 1791 – October 6, 1862) was an Uruguayan poet and writer. He was born in Montevideo, on September 3, 1791 and died on October 6, 1862. He was the son of the Treasurer of the Royal Treasury, Jacinto Acuña de Figueroa....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 72 (1790-1862)
    • Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay