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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 959,415 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 92 in 2019). Octavio Paz is the 473rd most popular writer (up from 499th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Mexico (up from 12th 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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  • 91

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Among writers, Octavio Paz ranks 473 out of 5,755Before him are Henry IV of Castile, René Guénon, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Jacques Hébert, Grazia Deledda, and William Makepeace Thackeray. After him are Boris Vian, Savitribai Phule, Jules Michelet, William S. Burroughs, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and D. H. Lawrence.

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Among people born in 1914, Octavio Paz ranks 16Before him are Michael Wittmann, Aribert Heim, Alec Guinness, Romain Gary, Julio Cortázar, and Bohumil Hrabal. After him are William S. Burroughs, Richard Widmark, Lída Baarová, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Jonas Salk, and Willi Stoph. Among people deceased in 1998, Octavio Paz ranks 11Before him are Halldór Laxness, Todor Zhivkov, Ernst Jünger, Carlos Castaneda, Jean-François Lyotard, and Yang Shangkun. After him are Alan Shepard, Niklas Luhmann, Vladimir Prelog, Raymond Cattell, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and Theodore Schultz.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Octavio Paz ranks 11 out of 585Before him are Geronimo (1829), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Carlos Slim (1940), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), and La Malinche (1502). After him are Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Salma Hayek (1966), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán (1957).

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), Laura Esquivel (1950), Rosario Castellanos (1925), Don Miguel Ruiz (1952), Mariano Azuela (1873), Cesar Millan (1969), Amado Nervo (1870), and José Emilio Pacheco (1939).