Pablo Neruda

1904 - 1973

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Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda (; Spanish: [ˈpaβlo neˈɾuða]), was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971. Neruda became known as a poet when he was 13 years old, and wrote in a variety of styles, including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly 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 4,022,442 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 117 in 2019). Pablo Neruda is the 71st most popular writer (up from 87th in 2019), the most popular biography from Chile (up 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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Among writers, Pablo Neruda ranks 71 out of 5,794Before him are Arthur Rimbaud, Matsuo Bashō, Rabindranath Tagore, Ayn Rand, Hesiod, and Li Bai. After him are Charles Perrault, Isaac Asimov, Jack London, Lewis Carroll, Romain Rolland, and Marquis de Sade.

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Among people born in 1904, Pablo Neruda ranks 3Before him are Salvador Dalí and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Seuss, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, B. F. Skinner, Umberto II of Italy, Cary Grant, Johnny Weissmuller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Jean Gabin. Among people deceased in 1973, Pablo Neruda ranks 4Before him are Pablo Picasso, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Bruce Lee. After him are David Ben-Gurion, Salvador Allende, Erich von Manstein, Lyndon B. Johnson, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Fulgencio Batista, Pearl S. Buck, and Henri Charrière.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Pablo Neruda ranks 1 out of 225After him are Augusto Pinochet (1915), Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), and Violeta Parra (1917).

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), Antonio Skármeta (1940), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Vicente Huidobro (1893), Francisco Coloane (1910), José Donoso (1924), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).