Tomás de Mattos Hernández was born on October 14, 1947, and died on March 21, 2016.
He was an Uruguayan writer and librarian.
He was originally from Tacuarembó and was one of the relatively few contemporary Uruguayan writers from the north of the country.
When he worked as a librarian, de Mattos also served as the director of the National Library of Uruguay.
Tomás de Mattos passed away at 68 yrs old.