Nicolás Guillén

1902 - 1989

Nicolás Guillén

Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista (10 July 1902 – 16 July 1989) was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer. He is best remembered as the national poet of Cuba.Born in Camagüey, he studied law at the University of Havana, but abandoned a legal career and worked as both a typographer and journalist. His poetry was published in various magazines from the early 1920s; his first collection, Motivos de son (1930) was strongly influenced by his meeting that year with the African-American poet, Langston Hughes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolás Guillén has received more than 166,393 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,856th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Nicolás Guillén ranks 1,854 out of 4,883Before him are Jørgen Moe, Rhonda Byrne, Bion of Smyrna, Johann Nestroy, Theodore Sturgeon, and James M. Cain. After him are Tomé Pires, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Johann Jakob Bodmer, Eugene Nida, George Adamski, and Hugh Lofting.

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Among people born in 1902, Nicolás Guillén ranks 91Before him are George Gaylord Simpson, Jean Rey, Nordahl Grieg, Albert Forster, Langston Hughes, and Ryu Gwansun. After him are Christian de Castries, Elsa Lanchester, Jean Bruller, Cesare Zavattini, Giuseppe Pella, and Darryl F. Zanuck. Among people deceased in 1989, Nicolás Guillén ranks 83Before him are Victor French, Hassan Fathy, Giuseppe Siri, Mihály Lantos, Arseny Tarkovsky, and Robert Mapplethorpe. After him are Lucille Ball, Charles Vanel, Elisaveta Bykova, Margarete Buber-Neumann, Cesare Zavattini, and Kazimierz Deyna.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Nicolás Guillén ranks 34 out of 138Before him are Leo Brouwer (1939), Teófilo Stevenson (1952), Tomas Milian (1933), Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino (1936), Huber Matos (1918), and Chelo Alonso (1933). After him are Ramón Grau (1881), Carlos Puebla (1917), Tomás Estrada Palma (1835), Vilma Espín (1930), Ernesto Lecuona (1895), and Rubén González (1919).

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Among WRITERS In Cuba

Among writers born in Cuba, Nicolás Guillén ranks 5Before him are Italo Calvino (1923), Paul Lafargue (1842), José Martí (1853), and Reinaldo Arenas (1943). After him are José-Maria de Heredia (1842), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929), José Lezama Lima (1910), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), Leonardo Padura Fuentes (1955), Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (1950), and José Carlos Somoza (1959).

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