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Maria Montessori and 10 famous graduates from her schools

7. Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez gestures as he arrives on a train to Aracataca, Colombia, in this Wednesday, May 30, 2007, file photo, on his first visit to his hometown since he won the Literature Nobel Prize in 1983.

The Colombian author of "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "One Hundred Years of Solitude" attended a Montessori school as a child. 

Many Montessori websites quote the Nobel prize winner as saying, “I do not believe there is a method better than Montessori for making children sensitive to the beauties of the world and awakening their curiosity regarding the secrets of life.”

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