WRITER

Gabriela Mistral

1889 - 1957

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Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (American Spanish: [luˈsila ɣoˈðoj alkaˈʝaɣa]; 7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957), known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral (Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjela misˈtɾal]), was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist. In 1945 she became the first Latin American author to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature, "for her lyric poetry which, inspired by powerful emotions, has made her name a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world". Some central themes in her poems are nature, betrayal, love, a mother's love, sorrow and recovery, travel, and Latin American identity as formed from a mixture of Native American and European influences. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriela Mistral has received more than 597,955 page views. Her biography is available in 98 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 93 in 2019). Gabriela Mistral is the 525th most popular writer (down from 478th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Chile and the 3rd most popular Chilean Writer.

Gabriela Mistral is most famous for being the first Latin American and Chilean woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945. She was also the first Latin American woman to become a diplomat.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Gabriela Mistral ranks 525 out of 5,794Before her are Lorenzo Da Ponte, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Ágota Kristóf, René Guénon, Gabriele D'Annunzio, and Ismail Kadare. After her are Grazia Deledda, Paul Claudel, Georges Perec, Bernard Gui, Alfred Jarry, and Erik Axel Karlfeldt.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1889, Gabriela Mistral ranks 19Before her are Igor Sikorsky, Idris of Libya, Manuel II of Portugal, Carl von Ossietzky, Gabriel Marcel, and Otto Frank. After her are Paul Karrer, Louise Mountbatten, Jacob L. Moreno, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Victor Fleming, and Pitirim Sorokin. Among people deceased in 1957, Gabriela Mistral ranks 18Before her are Haakon VII of Norway, Johannes Stark, Henry van de Velde, Gichin Funakoshi, Arturo Toscanini, and Walther Bothe. After her are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Gerty Cori, František Kupka, Alfred Döblin, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Irving Langmuir.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Gabriela Mistral ranks 7 out of 225Before her are Pablo Neruda (1904), Augusto Pinochet (1915), Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), and Víctor Jara (1932). After her are Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), Violeta Parra (1917), and Patricio Aylwin (1918).

Among WRITERS In Chile

Among writers born in Chile, Gabriela Mistral ranks 3Before her are Pablo Neruda (1904) and Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929). After her are Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Roberto Bolaño (1953), Nicanor Parra (1914), Antonio Skármeta (1940), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Francisco Coloane (1910), José Donoso (1924), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).