Pablo Neruda

Poet Pablo Neruda Full Name: Pablo Neruda [Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto]
Nationality: Chilean

Profession: Poet
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.

Born: July 12, 1904
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Parral, Chile

Died: September 23, 1973 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Married Life

  • 1930-12-06 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

Historical Events in the Life of Pablo Neruda

  • 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

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