Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

Death: 14th June 1986
Location: Cimetière des Rois, Geneva, Switzerland
Cause of death: Cancer – Liver
Photo taken by: Madolan
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Argentine writer, essayist, and poet. His most famous books, Ficciones / Fictions (1944) and The Aleph (1949), are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes: dreams, labyrinths, libraries, fictional writers and works, religion, and God. 
Borges suffered failing eyesight from his thirties and by 1955 he was completely blind. He never learned to read Braille so his mother became his personal secretary. He was awarded the Premio Miguel de Cervantes in 1979.