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Pablo Neruda

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Birthday
12, 1904
Birthplace
Parral, Chile
Death Date
Sep 23, 1973 (69)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
12, 1904
Birthplace
Parral, Chile
Death Date
Sep 23, 1973 (69)

About

Renowned Chilean poet, diplomat, and Nobel Prize winner. His literary works include the surrealistic poetry collection Residencia en la Tierra and the novel El habitante y su esperanza.

Before Fame

He studied French at the Universidad de Chile and initially planned to become a teacher.

Trivia

He frequently wrote his poetry in green ink, as he considered green to be his color of hope.

Family Life

His mother, Rosa Basoalto, died within two months of his birth. He was married three times, to Maryka Antonieta Hagenaar Vogelzang, Matilde Urrutia and Delia del Carril. He had a daughter named Malva.

Associated With

He received the 1953 Stalin Peace Prize and was an ardent supporter of Joseph Stalin until he learned of the Soviet dictator's Great Purges.