Today in Latin American History
Brazilian Author Paulo Coelho was Born in 1947
Photo: Paulo Coelho
Today in Latin American history, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho who wrote “The Alchemist” was born in 1947.
Coelho has published 30 books. Three of them – “The Pilgrimage,” “The Valkyries” and “Aleph” – are autobiographical, while the majority of the rest are fictional, although rooted in his life experiences.
Coelho has sold more than 150 million books in over 150 countries worldwide, and his works have been translated into 71 languages.
He is the recipient of numerous international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France’s Légion d’honneur
Other events that occurred on this day:
- Today in LatAm history, Spanish friar Bartolomé de las Casas who was Bishop of Chiapas Mexico was born in 1484
- Today in LatAm history, the Treaty of Córdoba was signed ending the Mexican War of Independence from Spain in 1821
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges who wrote ‘Ficciones’ & ‘The Aleph’ was born in 1899
- Today in LatAm history, Mexican professional wrestler Enrique Llanes an early member of LuchaLibre was born in 1919
- Today in LatAm history, former president of Brazil Getúlio Dornelles Vargas committed suicide in 1954
- Today in LatAm history, Brazilian footballer Denílson who played for the National team & Real Betis Balompié was born in 1977
- Today in LatAm history, Dominican baseball player Rafael Furcal who plays for the St. Louis Cardinals was born in 1978
- Today in LatAm history, Colombian drug lords declared “total war” on the Colombian government in 1989
- Today in LatAm history, Argentine actor & singer Peter Lanzani who was a part of ‘Casi Ángeles’ was born in 1990