Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco passes away

Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco passed away in Milan, Italy at the age of 84 years.

He was best known for his historical mystery novel ‘The Name of the Rose’, which was adapted into a film in 1989 starring Scottish actor Sean Connery.

About Umberto Eco

  • Eco was born in Alessandria, northern Italy in 1932. He novelist, essayist, literary critic, philosopher and semiotician.
  • Eco also wrote academic texts, children’s books. In the 1980s, he had founded the communications department at the University of San Marino.
  • He was also professor emeritus and chairman of the Higher School of Humanities of the University of Bologna.
  • His bestseller work: Foucault’s Pendulum, The Island of the Day Before and The Prague Cemetery etc.

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