Umberto Eco - Wikipedia

Umberto Eco (; Italian: [umˈbɛrto ˈɛːko]; 5 January 1932 - 19 February 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor. He is widely known for his 1980 novel Il nome della rosa (The Name of the Rose ), a historical mystery combining semiotics in fiction with biblical analysis, medieval studies, and literary theory.