Full Name: Pablo Neruda [Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto]
Why Famous: Famous poet who wrote in a variety of styles including surrealist poems, historical epics, overtly political manifestos, a prose autobiography, and erotically-charged love poems such as the ones in his 1924 collection "Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair".
He often wrote in green ink, which was his personal symbol for desire and hope, and in 1971 won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- 1930-12-06 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia
- 1957-04-11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires
- 1967-07-20 Pablo Neruda receives 1st Viareggio-Versile prizes
- 1971-10-21 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Pablo Neruda