Octavio Paz

1914 - 1998

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Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican poet and diplomat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Octavio Paz has received more than 812,478 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Octavio Paz is the 499th most popular writer (down from 456th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 11th in 2019) and the most popular Mexican Writer.

Octavio Paz is most famous for being a Mexican poet and diplomat. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1990.

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Among writers, Octavio Paz ranks 499 out of 5,794Before him are Robert A. Heinlein, Jules Michelet, Ludvig Holberg, George Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, and D. H. Lawrence. After him are Muhammad Iqbal, Frank Herbert, Ellen G. White, George Steiner, Giorgos Seferis, and Héloïse.

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Among people born in 1914, Octavio Paz ranks 15Before him are Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, William S. Burroughs, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Alec Guinness. After him are Richard Widmark, Tyrone Power, Bohumil Hrabal, Lída Baarová, Joe Louis, and Aribert Heim. Among people deceased in 1998, Octavio Paz ranks 12Before him are Carlos Castaneda, Ernst Jünger, Todor Zhivkov, Jean-François Lyotard, Yang Shangkun, and Niklas Luhmann. After him are Alan Shepard, Raymond Cattell, Vladimir Prelog, Theodore Schultz, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Otto Kretschmer.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Octavio Paz ranks 12 out of 487Before him are Carlos Slim (1940), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), and Cuauhtémoc (1495). After him are Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957), and Benito Juárez (1806).

Among WRITERS In Mexico

Among writers born in Mexico, Octavio Paz ranks 1After him are Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648), Thomas Mayne Reid (1818), Juan Rulfo (1917), Juan Ruiz de Alarcón (1581), Rosario Castellanos (1925), Laura Esquivel (1950), Amado Nervo (1870), José Emilio Pacheco (1939), Cesar Millan (1969), Mariano Azuela (1873), and Ignacio Manuel Altamirano (1834).