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Mercedes Barcha

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Mercedes Barcha
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Born(1932-11-06)November 6, 1932
Magangué, Colombia
💀DiedAugust 15, 2020(2020-08-15) (aged 87)
Mexico City, MexicoAugust 15, 2020(2020-08-15) (aged 87)
🏳️ Nationality
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)
Gabriel García Márquez
(m. 1958; died in 2014)
👶 Children2

Mercedes Barcha or Mercedes Barcha Pardo; Mercedes Raquel Barcha Pardo (November 6, 1932 – August 15, 2020) was a wife of novelist Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).[1]

Life[edit]

Barcha was born on November 6, 1932 in Magangué, Colombia. Barcha is best know for her financial and emotional support to her Nobel Prize winning husband, the author Gabriel García Márquez.[2][3] She met García Márquez in 1941 and they married in 1958.[4] The couple had two children.[5]

In 2014, after García Márquez's death, she served as the President Emerita of the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism in Cartagena, Colombia. In 2017, she founded the Fundación Gabo to promote García Márquez's legacy.[6][7]

Barcha died in Mexico City on August 15, 2020.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Green, Penelope (23 August 2020). "Mercedes Barcha, Gabriel García Márquez's Wife and Muse, Dies at 87". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  2. "Addio a Mercedes Barcha, moglie di Gabriel Garcia Marquez". L'HuffPost (in italiano). 16 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  3. "Mercedes Barcha, 1932-2020". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Mercedes Barcha, el gran amor y la musa de Gabriel García Márquez". ABC (in español). 16 August 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  5. Osorio, Camila (15 August 2020). "Muere Mercedes Barcha, la mujer que hizo posible el éxito de García Márquez". EL PAÍS (in español). Retrieved 30 August 2020.
  6. "Fundador". Fundación Gabo (in español). 30 November 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2020.
  7. "Mercedes Barcha Pardo Fuelled Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Literary World". The Wire. Retrieved 24 September 2020.


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