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Carlos Gardel

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Born: 1887/12/11
Birth Place: Tacuarembó, Uruguay / 1890? Toulouse, France
Died: 1935/06/24
Years Active: 1917-1935
Genres: Tango

Carlos Gardel (11 December 1887/18901 - 24 June 1935) is perhaps the most prominent figure in the history of tango. Although his birthplace is disputed between Argentina, Uruguay and France, he lived in Argentina from the age of two and acquired Argentine citizenship in 1923. He grew up in the Abasto neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, located near the Central Market of Fruit and Vegetables, an enormous art-deco styled building which today is a shopping mall. He attended Pio IX Industrial high-school located in the Almagro neighbourhood. He died in an airplane crash at the height of his career, becoming an archetypal tragic hero mourned throughout Latin America. For many, Gardel embodies the soul... Continue Bio >>

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