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Category:Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco 
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Italian semiotician, essayist, philosopher, literary critic, and novelist
Date of birth 5 January 1932
Date of death 19 February 2016
Manner of death
  • natural causes
Country of citizenship
Educated at
  • University of Turin (laurea, 1954, philosophy)
  • philosopher
  • novelist
  • essayist
  • pedagogue
  • screenwriter
  • translator
  • university teacher
  • semiotician
  • writer
  • literary critic
Member of
  • College of 'Pataphysics
  • Lincean Academy
  • Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium
  • American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • International Association for Semiotic Studies (honorary chairman)
Field of work
  • medieval philosophy
  • media culture
  • open text
Native language
  • Renate Ramge (24 September 1962 – )
Work location
Notable work
Award received
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour
  • Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎
  • Order of Merit for Arts and Science
  • Austrian State Prize for European Literature (2001)
  • Knight Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Princess of Asturias Award for Communications and Humanities (2000)
  • doctor honoris causa (Rutgers University–New Brunswick, 23 May 2002)
  • doctor honoris causa (2009, University of Belgrade)
  • Prix Médicis for foreign literature (1982, The Name of the Rose)
  • Strega Prize (1981, The Name of the Rose)
  • Honorary doctor of the Free University of Berlin
  • Honorary doctor of the University of Liège
  • Honorary doctor of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (1985)
  • Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (1996)
  • Honorary doctor of the Brown University (1985)
  • Honorary doctor of Tel Aviv University
  • doctor honoris causa (8 May 1993, Indiana University Bloomington)
  • honorary doctor of the University of Uppsala
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