Cesar Vallejo

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Birthday
16, 1892
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Apr 15, 1938 (46)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1892
Birthplace
Peru
Death Date
Apr 15, 1938 (46)

About

Innovative Peruvian poet and author known for an avant-garde poetry collection entitled Trilce. His other literary works include Espana, aparta de mi este caliz; Los Heraldos Negros; and Poemas Humanos.

Before Fame

He attended the National University of Trujillo and the National University of San Marcos, taking a break from his studies to earn income as a sugar plantation worker.

Trivia

He wrote five plays that explored social and political themes; none were published or produced during his lifetime.

Family Life

He married Georgette Philippart in Paris in 1934, following a series of love affairs.

Associated With

He was the subject of a poem in What matters most is how well you walk through the fire, a collection by Charles Bukowski.