Isabel Allende

Writer Isabel Allende Full Name: Isabel Allende


Profession: Writer
Why Famous: Dubbed "the world's most widely read Spanish-language author," Allende is best known for such commercially successful novels as "The House of the Spirits" (La casa de los espíritus, 1982) and "City of the Beasts" (La ciudad de las bestias, 2002).

In addition to her career as a renowned author, Allende has devoted much of her life to human rights, establishing "The Isabel Allende Foundation" in 1996 to promote and protect women's rights worldwide.

Born: August 2, 1942 (75 years old)
Star Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Historical Events in the Life of Isabel Allende

  • 1981-01-08 Isabel Allende begins a letter to her dying grandfather that will become her first novel "The House of the Spirits"
  • 2015-08-03 Chilean-born author Isabel Allende receives the US Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama

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