Famous People Who Attended Montessori: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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In our quest to discover the influential and well-known people who attended Montessori school as children, we feature Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Columbian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, who has not only won the Nobel Prize, but is also credited for shaping world literature for the past 28 years. 

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Marquez credits many of his successes to the Montessori form of education, noting that before Montessori school, he struggled to read, and found the phonetic way of learning the sounds of letters extremely helpful. In a broader sense, Marquez believed that Montessori education was responsible for “making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.” We couldn’t agree more!