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 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, 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 4,178,290 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Pablo Neruda is the 76th most popular writer (down from 71st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Chile (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular 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 76 out of 5,755Before him are Giacomo Casanova, Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, and Marquis de Sade. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Robert Frost, Toni Morrison, Paulo Coelho, Nikolai Gogol, and Stephen King.

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

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Pablo Neruda ranks 2 out of 265Before him are Augusto Pinochet (1915). After him are Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), Michelle Bachelet (1951), Víctor Jara (1932), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Gabriela Mistral (1889), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Manuel Pellegrini (1953), Claudio Arrau (1903), and Luis Sepúlveda (1949).

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), Antonio Skármeta (1940), Nicanor Parra (1914), Sergio Badilla Castillo (1947), Vicente Huidobro (1893), José Donoso (1924), Cristina Calderón (1928), and Alberto Hurtado (1901).