Pablo Neruda

1904 - 1973

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Pablo Neruda ( nə-ROO-də; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpaβlo neˈɾuða] ; born Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto; 12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973) was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and passionate love poems such as the ones in his collection Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (1924). Neruda occupied many diplomatic positions in various countries during his lifetime and served a term as a senator for the Chilean Communist Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pablo Neruda has received more than 5,155,200 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Pablo Neruda is the 87th most popular writer (down from 76th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Chile (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Chilean Writer.

Pablo Neruda is most famous for his book "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair" which was published in 1924.

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Notable Works

Alturas de Macchu Picchu
Canto general
Confieso que he vivido
Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada
Residencia en la tierra


Among writers, Pablo Neruda ranks 87 out of 7,302Before him are Henrik Ibsen, François Rabelais, Miyamoto Musashi, Isaac Asimov, Daniel Defoe, and Knut Hamsun. After him are Giorgio Vasari, José Saramago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Henry David Thoreau, Jack London, and Toni Morrison.

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Among people born in 1904, Pablo Neruda ranks 4Before him are Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Seuss, Umberto II of Italy, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Jean Gabin, B. F. Skinner, Ève Curie, and Johnny Weissmuller. Among people deceased in 1973, Pablo Neruda ranks 6Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, Bruce Lee, David Ben-Gurion, and Salvador Allende. After him are Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Fulgencio Batista, Abebe Bikila, and Hans Kelsen.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Pablo Neruda ranks 3 out of 321Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915), and Salvador Allende (1908). After him are Víctor Jara (1932), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), and Patricio Aylwin (1918).

Among WRITERS In Chile

Among writers born in Chile, Pablo Neruda ranks 1After him are Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Roberto Bolaño (1953), Nicanor Parra (1914), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Antonio Skármeta (1940), José Donoso (1924), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Cristina Calderón (1928), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).