- Year of birth, place
- 1932, Alessandria, Italy
- Year of death, place
- 2016, Mailand, Italy
- Umberto Eco studied philosophy and literature at the University of Turin (Ph.D. 1954, lecturer in aesthetics 1961). 1954–1959 editor for cultural programs RAI, Milan. 1959–1975 non-fiction senior editor, Bompiani publishers, Milan. 1961–1964 lecturer in aesthetics, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, University of Turin, and at the Faculty of Architecture, Politenico di Milano. 1966–1969 associate professor of visual communication, Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence. 1969–1971 associate professor of semiotics, Faculty of Architecture, Politecnico di Milano. 1969 visiting professor New York University. 1971–1975 associated professor of semiotics, Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, University of Bologna. 1972 visiting professor at Northwestern University, IL, USA. He lives in Milan, IT.
Lit.: U. E., “La forma del disordine,” in: »Almanacco Letterario Bompiani 1962«, Milan, 1961, pp. 175–188. U. E., »Opera aperta«, Milan, 1962. U. E., “Arte Programmata” in: »Arte programmata«, exhib. cat., Showroom Olivetti, Milan, 1962.