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About Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco was a celebrated Italian author, philosopher, and medievalist who came into the limelight after publishing his 1980 novel titled “The Name of the Rose”. He went on to produce lots of literary works including:
- “Foucault's Pendulum” – 1988
- “Baudolino” – 2000
- “Numero zero” – 2015
- Giulio Eco (father)
- Giovanna Bisio (mother)
- Renate Ramge (became his wife in 1962)
He was survived by two children.
He had his tertiary education at the University of Turin.
- Strega prize (1981)
- Anghiari prize (1981)
- McLuhan Teleglobe prize (1985)
He died in 2016 after battling pancreatic cancer.
He was influenced by some great philosophers and writers like Thomas Aquinas, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charles Sanders Peirce.
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Famous quotes by Umberto Eco
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.Umberto Eco
A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.Umberto Eco
But now I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.Umberto Eco
Fear prophets and those prepared to die for the truth, for as a rule they make many others die with them, often before them, at times instead of them.Umberto Eco
From lies to forgeries the step is not so long, and I have written technical essays on the logic of forgeries and on the influence of forgeries on history.Umberto Eco
I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.Umberto Eco
In the United States there's a Puritan ethic and a mythology of success. He who is successful is good. In Latin countries, in Catholic countries, a successful person is a sinner.Umberto Eco
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.Umberto Eco
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.Umberto Eco
The comic is the perception of the opposite humor is the feeling of it.Umberto Eco
The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.Umberto Eco
There are more people than you think who want to have a challenging experience, in which they are obliged to reflect about the past.Umberto Eco
Translation is the art of failure.Umberto Eco
We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco's Popularity
Umberto Eco was a famous Italian philosopher and author, who was born on January 5, 1932. As a person born on this date, Umberto Eco is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (January 5) and the 33rd most popular for the year (1932).
People born on January 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Umberto Eco is the 642nd most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Umberto Eco's birthday, Umberto Eco is the 76th most famous Italian.
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