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Umberto Eco

Umberto EcoBorn: 5-Jan-1932
Birthplace: Alessandria, Italy

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Scholar, Philosopher

Nationality: Italy
Executive summary: Foucault's Pendulum, The Name of the Rose

Father: Giulio Eco (accountant)
Mother: Giovanna Bisio
Wife: Renate Ramge (m. 1962)

    University: University of Turin
    Professor: Professor of Semiotics, University of Bologna

    La Repubblica Columnist 1962-
    Accademia dei Lincei
    American Academy of Arts and Letters honorary member 1998
    International Academy of Humanism Laureate
    Prix Médicis étranger 1982 for The Name of the Rose
    French Legion of Honor 1993
    Converted to Atheism from Catholicism
    Italian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Smoking


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